Lists based on national legislation

 

There are various pieces of national legislation.

 
 
 
Wildlife and Countryside
Act 1981
Protected Birds, Animals and Plants are listed in Schedules 1, 5 and 8 respectively of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
 
Schedule1:
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. The Secretary of State may also designate Areas of Special Protection (subject to exceptions) to provide further protection to birds. The Act also prohibits certain methods of killing, injuring, or taking birds, restricts the sale and possession of captive bred birds, and sets standards for keeping birds in captivity.
 
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.
 
 
The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985
The principle legislation for wildlife protection in Northern Ireland. The Schedules mirror those in the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994

This is a transposition of the Habitats Directive into UK legislation.

 

Schedule 2: European protected species of animals

Schedule 3: Animals which may not be taken or killed in certain ways

Schedule 4: European protected species of plants.

The Conservation (Nature Habitats, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

This is a transposition of the Habitats Directive into NI legislation.

 

Schedule 2: European protected species of animals

Schedule 3: Animals which may not be taken or killed in certain ways

Schedule 4: European protected species of plants.

Protection of Badgers Act (1992) Subject to exceptions, this Act makes it an offence to take, injure, kill, treat cruelly, sell, possess or mark a badger, or to interfere with its sett.