“Take” means to harass, hunt, capture, kill, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, or kill, wildlife...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 23:2A-3.
a. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-6) or any other law, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, to the contrary, no person shall possess, transport, import, export, process, sell or offer for sale, or ship, and no common or contract carrier shall knowingly transport or receive for shipment any part or product of:
(1) any specified African species; or
(2) any species or subspecies of elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, lion, leopard, cheetah, pangolin, marine turtle, or ray listed in Appendix I or Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora...
c. The department may adopt, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this section...
e. As used in this section...“Specified African species” means the following species of wildlife:
(1) African elephant (Loxodonta Africana);
(2) African leopard (Panthera pardus);
(3) African lion (Panthera leo);
(4) black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis); and
(5) white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).
Citation: N.J.S.A. 23:2A-6.1.
a. The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall review filed applications for Highlands permitting reviews, including any information presented at public hearings or during a comment period, or submitted during the application review period.
Except as otherwise provided by subsection b. of this section, a Highlands permitting review approval may be issued only upon a finding that the proposed major Highlands development:...
(4) will not jeopardize the continued existence of species listed pursuant to “The Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act,” P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.) or the “Endangered Plant Species List Act,” P.L.1989, c. 56 (C.13:1B-15.151 et seq.), or which appear on the federal endangered or threatened species list, and will not result in the likelihood of the destruction or adverse modification of habitat for any rare, threatened, or endangered species of animal or plant...
b. A Highlands permitting review approval may be issued to a major Highlands development granted a waiver pursuant to the provisions of subsection b. of section 35 of this act notwithstanding the inability to make the finding required pursuant to subsection a. of this section.
Citation: N.J.S.A. 13:20-34.
a. As used in P.L.2016, c. 7 (C.32:1-177 et seq.): “Priority species” means:
(1) any specified African species; or
(2) any species or subspecies of elephant, rhinoceros, tiger, lion, leopard, cheetah, pangolin, marine turtle, or ray listed in Appendix I or Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
“Specified African species” means the African elephant, Loxodonta africana; African leopard, Panthera pardus; African lion, Panthera leo; black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis; and white rhinoceros, Ceratotherium simum.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the contrary, the parts or products of priority species shall not be imported, exported, shipped, received, possessed, processed, sold, offered for sale, or transported by any individual, firm, corporation, association, or partnership at any airport or port facility owned or operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey...
e. The Department of Environmental Protection may adopt, pursuant to the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), such rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this section.
Citation: N.J.S.A. 32:1-177.
a. There is established the Fisheries Information and Development Center, hereinafter referred to as the center, at the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, The State University. The center shall be administered by the Director of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences in consultation with the coordinating board of the center established in subsection a. of section 2 of this act. The director in consultation with the coordinating board shall administer funding and provide scientific support for the center, and shall coordinate the distribution of funds, program design and research team development, oversight of project accomplishments, and information transfer activities for the center...
c. The center, at the direction of the coordinating board and with the approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection and in cooperation with any nonprofit groups related to the fisheries industries in the State, shall carry out scientific research programs including, but not limited to, those which:...
(4) Reduce the impact of fishing on the mortality of juvenile fish and aquatic life, and reduce the mortality of non-targeted species and threatened and endangered species by the development and implementation of improvements in fishing technology, by-catch reduction devices, and fishing and processing methods...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 18A:65-86.
a. The planning board may prepare and, after public hearing, adopt or amend a master plan or component parts thereof, to guide the use of lands within the municipality in a manner which protects public health and safety and promotes the general welfare.
b. The master plan shall generally comprise a report or statement and land use and development proposals, with maps, diagrams and text, presenting, at least the following elements (1) and (2) and, where appropriate, the following elements (3) through (16):...
(8) A conservation plan element providing for the preservation, conservation, and utilization of natural resources, including, to the extent appropriate, energy, open space, water supply, forests, soil, marshes, wetlands, harbors, rivers and other waters, fisheries, endangered or threatened species wildlife and other resources, and which systemically analyzes the impact of each other component and element of the master plan on the present and future preservation, conservation and utilization of those resources...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 40:55D-28.
a. The commissioner shall have the power to formulate and promulgate, adopt, amend and repeal rules and regulations, limiting, controlling and prohibiting the taking, possession, transportation, importation, exportation, sale or offer for sale, or shipment of any nongame species or any wildlife on the State list of endangered species, and for the purposes of implementing section 6 of P.L.2016, c. 6 (C.23:2A-6.1). Such rules and regulations shall be designed to promote the public health, safety and welfare and shall be adopted in accordance with the “Administrative Procedure Act,” P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.).
b. The commissioner is authorized to conduct periodic inspections in order to determine compliance with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this section, and, to that end, is authorized to charge and collect fees in an amount sufficient to cover the costs of the inspections and services performed pursuant to P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.). Such fees shall be devoted entirely and exclusively to carrying out the purposes and provisions of P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.) Inspection fees shall be established in accordance with a fee schedule adopted by the department as a rule and regulation pursuant to the provisions of the “Administrative Procedure Act.”
Citation: N.J.S.A. 23:2A-5.
Except as otherwise provided in P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.) or the rules or regulations adopted thereunder, no person shall take, possess, transport, import, export, process, sell or offer for sale, or ship, and no common or contract carrier shall knowingly transport or receive for shipment, any species or subspecies of wildlife appearing on the following lists:
(1) the list of wildlife determined to be endangered by the commissioner pursuant to P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.);
(2) the list of nongame species regulated pursuant to P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.); and (3) any federal list of endangered species...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 23:2A-6.
a. The commissioner shall establish such programs, including acquisition of land or aquatic habitats, as are deemed necessary for the conservation and management of nongame and endangered species of wildlife.
b. In carrying out programs authorized by P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.), the commissioner may enter into agreements with federal agencies, with political subdivisions of the State, or with private persons for administration and management of any area established under this section or utilized for management of nongame or endangered species of wildlife.
c. With the approval of the Governor, the commissioner may cooperate with and receive money from the federal government, any county or municipal government, or private sources for the purposes of P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.). The commissioner may establish a separate fund from these contributions for the support of nongame and endangered species programs and for the purposes of P.L.1973, c. 309 (C.23:2A-1 et seq.)...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 23:2A-7.
No person shall obstruct, hinder or delay, or interfere with by force or otherwise, the performance by the department or its personnel of any duty under the provisions of this act, or refuse to permit such personnel to perform their duties by refusing them, upon proper identification or presentation of a written order of the department, entrance to any premises at reasonable hours.
Citation: N.J.S.A. 23:2A-8.
Within the limits of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the department for this purpose, the commissioner shall develop and implement any educational or informational programs deemed necessary to inform the public as to the status and significance of endangered plant species in the State.
Citation: N.J.S.A. 13:1B-15.157.
...b. The department, after considering the comments of the environmental commission and planning boards of the county and municipality wherein the regulated activity is to take place, federal and State agencies of competent jurisdiction, other affected municipalities and counties, and the general public, shall issue a freshwater wetlands permit only if it finds that the regulated activity:...
(4) Will not jeopardize the continued existence of species listed pursuant to “The Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act,” P.L.1973, c. 309 (C. 23:2A-1 et seq.) or which appear on the federal endangered species list, and will not result in the likelihood of the destruction or adverse modification of a habitat which is determined by the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior or the Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce as appropriate to be a critical habitat under the “Endangered Species Act of 1973,” (16 U.S.C. § 1531 et al.)...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 13:9B-9.
Within one year of the effective date of this act, the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the Department of the Treasury and other State agencies, shall prepare an inventory of properties owned by the State of New Jersey suitable for agricultural production not currently being farmed by a State agency and available for leasing to private sector farm operators. Land shall be deemed suitable for agricultural production if:..
c. The land does not provide habitat for rare or endangered species as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to law...
Citation: N.J.S.A. 4:1C-45.