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Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (2011 Chapter 6).

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
Scotland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2011
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Environmental planning Policy/planning Management/conservation Biodiversity Protected area Hunting/capture Hunting gear/hunting methods Birds Endangered species Protection of habitats Forest service/forest officers Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Protection of species
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Act amends existing legislation in relation the protection of wildlife, biodiversity and nature conservation. The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 is amended in relation with, among other things: protection of game species (including close seasons and “poaching” offences); abolishment of “areas of special protection” for wild birds; the use of snares to catch animals; extension of the regime for controlling non-native and invasive species; delegation of licensing functions under the Act; new wildlife offences, including for vicarious criminal liability for certain offences; and the powers of wildlife inspectors.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Amends

Deer (Scotland) Act 1996 (Chapter 58).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1996

Keyword: Hunting/capture, Seasons, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 (2004 asp 6).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004 (2017)

Keyword: Land-use planning, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Freshwater resources management, Wetlands, Basic legislation, Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Birds, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Chapter 69).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1981 (2020)

Keyword: Framework law, Management/conservation, Protected area, National parks, Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 4, Savings and Transitional Provisions) Order 2012 (S.S.I. No. 175 (C. 16) of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Alien species, Ranching/captive breeding, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2012 (S.S.I. No. 215 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Alien species, Ranching/captive breeding, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX