List name
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Schedule 5 Section 9.4.a
Owner
ellavogel.nbn@gmail.com
List type
Conservation list
Description
Wildlife and Countryside Act Schedules 1, 5 and 8 (protected birds, animals and plants). 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). Section 9.4 subdivision a - Animals which are protected from intentional damage or destruction to any structure or place used for shelter or protection.
URL
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/all?title=Wildlife%20and%20Countryside%20Act%201981
Date submitted
2017-01-27
Date updated
2020-09-23
Is private
No
Included in species pages
No
Authoritative
No
Invasive
No
Threatened
No
Part of the sensitive data service
No
Region
Not provided
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr639

5 Number of Taxa

5 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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Megaptera novaeangliae
Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781)
Humpback Whale
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched)
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804 Minke Whale
Balaenoptera borealis Balaenoptera borealis Lesson, 1828 Sei Whale
Balaenoptera musculus Balaenoptera musculus (Linnaeus, 1758) Blue Whale
Balaenoptera physalus Balaenoptera physalus (Linnaeus, 1758) Fin Whale
Megaptera novaeangliae Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski, 1781) Humpback Whale
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