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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Myotis bechsteinii
Myotis bechsteinii (Kuhl, 1817)
Bechstein's Bat
 
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Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Blue Whale
 
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Myotis brandtii
Myotis brandtii (Eversmann, 1845)
Brandt's Bat
 
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Plecotus auritus
Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Brown Long-eared Bat
 
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Ziphius cavirostris
Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823
Cuvier's Beaked Whale
 
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Myotis daubentonii
Myotis daubentonii (Kuhl, 1817)
Daubenton's Bat
 
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Pseudorca crassidens
Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846)
False Killer Whale
 
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Balaenoptera physalus
Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Fin Whale
 
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Mesoplodon europaeus
Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855)
Gervais's Beaked Whale
 
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Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774)
Greater Horseshoe Bat
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched) Designation
Myotis bechsteinii Myotis bechsteinii (Kuhl, 1817) Bechstein's Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Balaenoptera musculus Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) Blue Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Myotis brandtii Myotis brandtii (Eversmann, 1845) Brandt's Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Plecotus auritus Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) Brown Long-eared Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Ziphius cavirostris Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier, 1823 Cuvier's Beaked Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Myotis daubentonii Myotis daubentonii (Kuhl, 1817) Daubenton's Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Pseudorca crassidens Pseudorca crassidens (Owen, 1846) False Killer Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Balaenoptera physalus Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fin Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Mesoplodon europaeus Mesoplodon europaeus (Gervais, 1855) Gervais's Beaked Whale
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
Rhinolophus ferrumequinum Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Schreber, 1774) Greater Horseshoe Bat
Schedule 5 Section 9.4c
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