A Review of the Operation of Species Legislation in Great Britain (1999)
(1999)
Discontinued
King,M., Hepburn, I. and Gubbay, S.
The following unpublished report was commissioned by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Wildlife and Countryside Link and written by Miles King, Ian Hepburn and Susan Gubbay. The views expressed in this unpublished report are those of the organisations and individuals consulted, and of the contractors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the commissioning organisations.

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A Review of the Operation of Species Legislation in Great Britain (1999)

The following unpublished report was commissioned by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Wildlife and Countryside Link and written by Miles King, Ian Hepburn and Susan Gubbay.
 
The views expressed in this unpublished report are those of the organisations and individuals consulted, and of the contractors. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the commissioning organisations.

Contents

 
 
Section 1 Introduction,
Section 2 Description of Methods,
Section 3 Main Findings
3.1Threats
3.1.1Collecting and commercial exploitation
3.1.2 Other Threats
3.2 Effectiveness of current legislation
3.21 Intentional effects
3.2.2 Incidental consequences of the current legislation
3.2.3 Gaps, inconsistencies and loopholes in the current legislation
3.2.4 Selection of Species
3.3 Enforcement of the current legislation
3.4 Other measures for achieving species conservation
3.4.1 Awareness and Information
3.4.2 The Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) Process
3.4.3 The wider countryside
Section 4 Options to consider for improving the effectiveness of species legislation
4.1 Building on the existing legislation or creating a new law.
4.1.1 Reverse listing
4.1.2 Amending the current legislation
4.1.3  Marine Species
4.2 Gaps, loopholes and inconsistencies in the application of the legislation
4.2.1. Protecting sites and Habitats of protected species
4.3 Enforcement
4.4 Other Measures
4.4.1 Awareness and Information
4.4.2 The BAP Process
4.4.3 Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
4.4.4 A duty of care
 
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Download Appendices:
  • Download Appendix 1 (PDF, 35 kb) Example questionnaire.
  • Download Appendix 2 (PDF, 7 kb) List of organisations and individuals contacted and their involvement.
  • Download Appendix 3 (PDF, 1.82 mb) Table of Questionnaire responses. (This excel file has been divided into single sheets for easy download)
  • Download Appendix 4 (PDF, 77 kb) Complete list of issues and proposals.
  • Download Appendix 5 (PDF, 72 kb) List of Species on Schedules 5 and 8 and Species defined as Priority by the UK Biodiversity Group.
  • Download Appendix 6 (PDF, 75 kb) Case studies of individual species, groups of species and comparisons with other countries.
  • Download Appendix 7(PDF, 16 kb) Data on Enforcement Proceedings
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Please cite as: King,M., Hepburn, I. and Gubbay, S., (1999), A Review of the Operation of Species Legislation in Great Britain (1999)