List name
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Schedule 5) England and Wales
Owner
k.oliver@nbn.org.uk
List type
Conservation list
Description
Protected Birds, Animals and Plants are listed in Schedules 1, 5 and 8 respectively of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.Schedule 1. The Act makes it an offence (with exception to species listed in Schedule 2) to intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird or their eggs or nests. Special penalties are available for offences related to birds listed on Schedule 1, for which there are additional offences of disturbing these birds at their nests, or their dependent young. Schedule 5. The Act makes it an offence (subject to exceptions) to intentionally kill, injure, or take, possess, or trade in any wild animal listed in Schedule 5, and prohibits interference with places used for shelter or protection, or intentionally disturbing animals occupying such places. The Act also prohibits certain methods of killing, injuring, or taking wild animals.Schedule 8. The Act makes it an offence (subject to exceptions) to pick, uproot, trade in, or possess (for the purposes of trade) any wild plant listed in Schedule 8, and prohibits the unauthorised intentional uprooting of such plants.There is a statutory five-yearly review of Schedules 5 and 8 (protected wild animals and plants respectively).
Date submitted
2020-09-25
Date updated
2020-10-05
Is private
No
Included in species pages
Yes
Authoritative
Yes
Invasive
No
Threatened
No
Part of the sensitive data service
No
Region
Not provided
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr2402

18 Number of Taxa

18 Distinct Species

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Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804
Minke Whale
 
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Balaenoptera borealis
Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828
Sei Whale
 
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Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Blue Whale
 
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Balaenoptera physalus
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fin Whale
 
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Delphinapterus leucas
Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)
White Whale
 
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Eubalaena glacialis
Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776)
Northern Right Whale
 
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Globicephala melas
Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809)
Long-finned Pilot Whale
 
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Hyperoodon ampullatus
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)
Northern Bottlenose Whale
 
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Kogia breviceps
Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
Pygmy Sperm Whale
 
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Megaptera novaeangliae
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
Humpback Whale
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched) Designation
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 Minke Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Balaenoptera borealis Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 Sei Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Balaenoptera musculus Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) Blue Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Balaenoptera physalus Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fin Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Delphinapterus leucas Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) White Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Eubalaena glacialis Eubalaena glacialis (Müller, 1776) Northern Right Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Globicephala melas Globicephala melas (Traill, 1809) Long-finned Pilot Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Hyperoodon ampullatus Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770) Northern Bottlenose Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Kogia breviceps Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838) Pygmy Sperm Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Megaptera novaeangliae Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) Humpback Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
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