List name
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Schedule 1, Part I and Part II combined
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). Part I description - Birds and their young, for which it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb at, on or near an active nest. They are protected by special penalties at all times. Part II description - Birds afforded special protection during the close season but which may be killed or taken outside this period. They are protected by special penalties during the close season.
Date submitted
2020-09-25
Date updated
2020-10-02
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/dr2413
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Accipiter gentilis
Accipiter gentilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Goshawk
 
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Acrocephalus palustris
Acrocephalus palustris (Bechstein, 1798)
Marsh Warbler
 
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Alcedo atthis
Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Kingfisher
 
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Anas acuta
Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758
Pintail
 
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Spatula querquedula
Spatula querquedula (Linnaeus, 1758)
Garganey
 
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Anser anser
Anser anser (Linnaeus, 1758)
Greylag Goose
 
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Aquila chrysaetos
Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758)
Golden Eagle
 
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Ardea purpurea
Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766
Purple Heron
 
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Aythya marila
Aythya marila (Linnaeus, 1761)
Scaup
 
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Botaurus stellaris
Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bittern
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched) Designation
Accipiter gentilis Accipiter gentilis (Linnaeus, 1758) Goshawk
Part 1
Acrocephalus palustris Acrocephalus palustris (Bechstein, 1798) Marsh Warbler
Part 1
Alcedo atthis Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus, 1758) Kingfisher
Part 1
Anas acuta Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758 Pintail
Part 2
Anas querquedula Spatula querquedula (Linnaeus, 1758) Garganey
Part 1
Anser anser Anser anser (Linnaeus, 1758) Greylag Goose
Part 2
Aquila chrysaetos Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758) Golden Eagle
Part 1
Ardea purpurea Ardea purpurea Linnaeus, 1766 Purple Heron
Part 1
Aythya marila Aythya marila (Linnaeus, 1761) Scaup
Part 1
Botaurus stellaris Botaurus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758) Bittern
Part 1
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