Sixth Quinquennial Review

Every five years, the statutory nature conservation agencies (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales (formally Countryside Council for Wales) and Scottish Natural Heritage), working jointly through the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), review Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in a process called the Quinquennial Review (QQR).

 This sixth QQR was submitted to Defra, the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government in April 2014. Once these governments have considered the review, they will respond formally and publish amendments to the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).