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

38 Number of Taxa

37 Distinct Species

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Rhinolophus hipposideros
Rhinolophus hipposideros (Bechstein, 1800)
Lesser Horseshoe Bat
 
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Hypsugo savii
Hypsugo savii (Bonaparte, 1837)
Savi's Pipistrelle
 
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Megaptera novaeangliae
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
Humpback Whale
 
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Kogia breviceps
Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838)
Pygmy Sperm Whale
 
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Myotis brandtii
Myotis brandtii (Eversmann, 1845)
Brandt's Bat
 
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Plecotus austriacus
Plecotus austriacus (Fischer, 1829)
Grey Long-eared Bat
 
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Hyperoodon ampullatus
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770)
Northern Bottlenose Whale
 
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Mesoplodon europaeus
Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855)
Gervais's Beaked Whale
 
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Pipistrellus nathusii
Pipistrellus nathusii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839)
Nathusius's Pipistrelle
 
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Eptesicus nilssonii
Eptesicus nilssonii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839)
Northern Bat
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched) Designation
Rhinolophus hipposideros Rhinolophus hipposideros (Bechstein, 1800) Lesser Horseshoe Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Hypsugo savii Hypsugo savii (Bonaparte, 1837) Savi's Pipistrelle
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Megaptera novaeangliae Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) Humpback Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Kogia breviceps Kogia breviceps (de Blainville, 1838) Pygmy Sperm Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Myotis brandtii Myotis brandtii (Eversmann, 1845) Brandt's Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Plecotus austriacus Plecotus austriacus (Fischer, 1829) Grey Long-eared Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Hyperoodon ampullatus Hyperoodon ampullatus (Forster, 1770) Northern Bottlenose Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Mesoplodon europaeus Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855) Gervais's Beaked Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Pipistrellus nathusii Pipistrellus nathusii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839) Nathusius's Pipistrelle
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Eptesicus nilssonii Eptesicus nilssonii (Keyserling & Blasius, 1839) Northern Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
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