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Sixth Quinquennial Review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 2014

Corporate Freshwater Marine Terrestrial UK Biodiversity Species

Abstract

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 sixth Quinquennial Review Working Group, comprising staff from JNCC, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage and Natural Resources Wales, were submitted to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), and Ministers in Scottish Government and Welsh Government in April 2014.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Biota

Reference date 2014··

Lineage
Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 are reviewed every 5 years.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·15

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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