26. No person may disturb, destroy or damage a beaver dam or the eggs, nest or den of an animal.
A person or anyone lending him assistance may derogate from the prohibition under the first paragraph if he cannot prevent an animal from causing damage to his property or to property under his care or maintenance.
The Minister, on the conditions the Minister determines, may authorize a person to derogate from the first paragraph.
The Minister may, by regulation, prescribe the cases in which and conditions under which a person who captures or kills an animal, in accordance with section 67, or a person lending him assistance, may derogate from this section without the Minister’s authorization.
1983, c. 39, s. 26; 1988, c. 24, s. 2; 1999, c. 36, s. 49; 2004, c. 11, s. 37, s. 38; 2021, c. 24, s. 211.