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Report of the Stakeholder Consultation during the 7th Quinquennial Review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 2022

Corporate UK Biodiversity

Abstract

Every five years, the country nature conservation bodies of Great Britain (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and NatureScot), working jointly through the JNCC, review Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA), concerning plant and animal species to be protected from persecution in the wild. This review provides recommendations to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and to Ministers for the Environment in the Scottish Government and Welsh Government for changes to these schedules. This process is known as the Quinquennial Review (QQR). As part of the QQR, stakeholders are provided with the opportunity to submit evidence and views.

The 7th Quinquennial Review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (QQR 7) started in April 2021. This report provides a summary of the JNCC-led stakeholder consultation phase of the process, which ran between 8 November 2021 and 30 January 2022.

In total, 263 responses were submitted during the consultation process. Of these, 231 responses were submitted via an online consultation, and 32 via email and/or letter. All of the comments and evidence submitted during the consultation, through Citizen Space, email or letter, were considered in discussions regarding the final statutory nature conservation bodies’ (SNCBs’) recommendations. The final QQR 7 report and recommendations were submitted to Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government on 19 April 2022 for their consideration.

For more information about the 7th Quinquennial Review, visit the QQR 7 webpage.

This resource may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need a copy in a different or more accessible format, please contact Communications@jncc.gov.uk.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·05·25

Citation
JNCC on behalf of on behalf of Natural England, Natural Resources Wales and NatureScot. 2022. Report of the Stakeholder Consultation during the 7th Quinquennial Review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 978-1-86107-641-0.

Lineage
This report provides a summary of the JNCC-led stakeholder consultation phase of the QQR 7 process, which was undertaken between 8 November 2021 and 30 January 2022.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2022·05·25

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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