Advice

Statutory Suspension of Wildfowl Shooting in Severe Winter Weather
Information for wildfowlers on the suspension of shooting during severe winter weather plus guidelines and reporting form for country agency staff.
Review of Schedule 4 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
In August 2002, the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Welsh Assembly initiated a public consultation on the future of Schedule 4 in England and Wales in order to ‘to reduce the regulatory burden on keepers as far as is practicable whilst ensuring that populations of indigenous wild birds can be sustained’. Following the public consultation on the bird registration scheme (completed in November 2002), Ministers from Defra and the Welsh Assembly invited JNCC to establish and apply scientific criteria for listing birds under Schedule 4 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act.  This review is the outcome of that process.