Fifth Quinquennial Review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 2008
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Every five years, the statutory nature conservation agencies (Natural England [formerly English Nature], Natural Resources Wales [formerly the Countryside Council for Wales] and Scottish Natural Heritage), working jointly through JNCC, are required to review Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and to make recommendations to the Secretary of State for the Environment, and, from 1998 onwards (following devolution in 1998), to Ministers for the Environment in the devolved administrations, for changes to these schedules. Schedule 5 lists animals (other than birds) which are specially protected, and Schedule 8 lists plants which are specially protected.
Recommendations from the fifth Quinquennial Review Working Group, comprising staff from JNCC, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales [now Natural Resources Wales] were submitted to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), and Ministers in Scottish Government and Welsh Government in December 2008.
Available here are the following documents:
- The report and recommendations from the fifth Quinquennial Review Working Group, published in 2008.
- The response to the recommendations from Defra and Welsh Government, published in 2011.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2008··
Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 are reviewed every 5 years
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2020·04·02
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