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Section 27.

SCHEDULE 1N.I.AMENDMENTS TO SCHEDULES TO THE WILDLIFE ORDER

1  Schedules 1 and 2 and 4 to 9 to the Wildlife Order are amended as follows.N.I.

2  (1)  Schedule 1 (birds which are protected by special penalties) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In Part 1 at the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entry—

Common nameScientific name
CuckooCuculus canorus
CurlewNumenius arquata
Dove, StockColumba oenas
Egret, LittleEgretta garzetta
Flycatcher, SpottedMusciapa striata
Gull, MediterraneanLarus melanocephalus
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
HobbyFalco subbuteo
Kite, RedMilvus milvus
LapwingVanellus vanellus
Martin, SandRiparia riparia
Owl, SnowyBubo scandiacus
PuffinFratercula arctica
RedshankTringa totanus
Shearwater, ManxPuffinus puffinus
Sparrow, TreePasser montanus
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
Whitethroat, LesserSylvia curruca
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella

(3) In Part 1 omit the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
FirecrestRegulus ignicapillus
Phalarope, Red–neckedPhalaropus lobatus
Tit, BeardedPanurus biarmicus

3  (1)  Schedule 2 (birds which may be taken or killed) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In Part 1 at the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entry—

Common nameScientific name
Duck, RuddyOxyura jamaicensis

(3) In Part 1 omit the following entry—

Common nameScientific name
CurlewNumenius arquata

4  (1)  Schedule 4 (birds which may be shown for competition purposes) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) At the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
BlackbirdTurdus merula
Crossbill (all species)Loxia (all species)
DunnockPrunella modularis
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
StonechatSaxicola torquata
Thrush, MistleTurdus viscivorus
Thrush, SongTurdus philomelos
Tit, BlueCyanistes caeruleus
Tit, CoalPeriparus ater
Tit, GreatParus major
Tit, Long tailedAegithalos caudatus
Tit, MarshPoecile palustris
Wagtail, PiedMotacilla alba yarrelli
Wagtail, YellowMotacilla flava
WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

5  (1)  Schedule 5 (animals which are protected at all times) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) At the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Butterfly, Real's Wood WhiteLeptidea reali
Crayfish, White-ClawedAustropotamobius pallipes
Damselfly, IrishCoenagrion lunulatum
Lobster, SpinyPalinurus elaphus
Mussel, FanAtrina fragilis
Seahorse, Short SnoutedHippocampus hippocampus
Seahorse, SpinyHippocampus guttulatus
Skate, Common (in respect of Article 10(1) only and with respect to coastal waters only)Dipturus batis
Shark, Angel (in respect of Article 10(1) only and with respect to coastal waters only)Squatina squatina
Shark, BaskingCetorhinus maximus

(3) After the Note at the end of the Schedule insert— “ Note 2. In this Schedule “coastal waters” means the part of the territorial waters adjacent to Northern Ireland which is not more than 6 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of those waters is measured; and “nautical mile” means an international nautical mile of 1,872 metres. ”.

6  (1)  Schedule 6 (animals which may not be taken or killed by certain methods) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) At the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Crayfish, White-ClawedAustropotamobius pallipes
Lobster, SpinyPalinurus elaphus
Mussel, FanAtrina fragilis
Seahorse, Short SnoutedHippocampus hippocampus
Seahorse, SpinyHippocampus guttulatus
Shark, BaskingCetorhinus maximus
Shrew, PygmySorexminutus

7  (1)  Schedule 7 (animals which may not be sold alive or dead at any time) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) At the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Butterfly, Real's Wood WhiteLeptidea reali
Crayfish, White-ClawedAustropotamobius pallipes
Damselfly, IrishCoenagrion lunulatum
Lobster, SpinyPalinurus elaphus
Mussel, FanAtrina fragilis
Seahorse, Short SnoutedHippocampus hippocampus
Seahorse, SpinyHippocampus guttulatus
Shark, BaskingCetorhinus maximus

(3) Omit the following entry—

Common nameScientific name
FoxVulpes vulpes

8  (1)  Schedule 8 (plants which are protected) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In Part 1 at the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Beak–sedge, BrownRhynchospora fusca
Birds-footOrnithopus perpusillus
Bristle-moss, Spruce'sOrthotrichum sprucei
Burnet, GreatSanguisorba officinalis
Clubmoss, AlpineDiphasiastrum alpinum
Clubmoss, MarshLycopodiella inundata
Clubmoss, Stag's HornLycopodium clavatum
Cranesbill, MeadowGeranium pratense
DodderCuscuta epithymum
Feather-moss, ElegantEurhynchiastrum pulchellum
Fern, ParsleyCryptogramma crispa
Figwort, GreenScrophularia umbrosa
Gentian, AutumnGentianella amarella
HenbaneHyoscyamus niger
Hornwort, SoftCeratophyllum submersum
Jelly-lichen, RiverCollema dichotomum
JuniperJuniperus communis
LichenEnterographa elaborata
LichenLobaria virens
Meadow-rue, AlpineThalictrum alpinum
Notchwort, RaggedLeiocolea heterocolpos
Orchid, Dense-floweredNeotinea maculata
Orchid, Lapland MarshDactylorhiza lapponica
Orchid, Narrow-leaved MarshDactylorhiza traunsteineri
PetalwortPetalophyllum ralfsii
Sea-kaleCrambe maritima
Sedge, StiffCarex bigelowii
Small-reed, WoodCalamagrostis epigejos
St John's Wort, HairyHypericum hirsutum
Thistle, MelancholyCirsium heterophyllum
Thread-moss, SlenderOrthodontium gracile
Vetch, Wood BitterVicia orobus
Wormwood, SeaSeriphidium maritimum

(3) In Part 1, omit the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Barley, WoodHordelymus europaeus
BetonyStachys officinalis
Clubmoss, MarshLycopodium inundatum
Orchid, Bird's NestNeottia nidus–avis
Orchid, Narrow-leaved MarshDactylorchis traunsteineri
Pea, MarshLathyrus palustris
PillwortPilularia globulifera
Thistle, MelancholyCirsium helenioides
Waterwort, Eight–stamenedElatine hydropiper

(4) In Part 2 at the appropriate place in alphabetical order insert the following entry—

Common nameScientific name
BluebellHyacinthoides non-scripta

9  (1)  Schedule 9 (animals and plants to which Article 15 applies) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In Part 1 at the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Amphipod, FreshwaterCrangonyx pseudogracilis
Crayfish, SignalPacifastacus leniusculus
Crayfish, Narrow-clawedAstacus leptodactylus
Crayfish, NobleAstacus astacus
Crayfish, Spiny-cheekOrconectes limosus
Crayfish, MarbledProcambarus sp.
Deer, Chinese waterHydropotes inermis
Deer, MuntjacMuntiacus reevesi
Deer, RoeCapreolus capreolus
Duck, MandarinAix galericulata
Hare, BrownLepus europaeus
Hedgehog (with respect to islands in territorial waters only)Erinaceus europaeus
Fox (with respect to islands in territorial waters only)Vulpes vulpes
Limpet, SlipperCrepidula fornicata
Mussel, ZebraDreissena polymorpha
Rat, Common Brown (with respect to islands in territorial waters only)Rattus norvegicus
Sea squirtDidemnum vexillum
Sea squirt, ClubStyela clava
Shrimp, FreshwaterGammarus pulex
Shrimp, FreshwaterGammarus tigrinus
Shrimp, Japanese skeletonCaprella mutica
Stoat, Irish (with respect to islands in territorial waters only)Mustela erminea hibernicus

(3) In Part 1 omit the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Duck, Carolina WoodAix sponsa
GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Pheasant, GoldenChrysolophus pictus

(4) In Part 2 at the appropriate places in alphabetical order insert the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
Balsam, HimalayanImpatiens glandulifera.
Bluebell, SpanishHyacinthoides hispanica
Cabbage, SkunkLysichiton americanum
Eelgrass, DwarfZostera japonica
FanwortCabomba caroliniana
Fig, HottentotCarpobrotus edulis
Honeysuckle, JapaneseLonicera japonica
Kelp, JapaneseUndaria pinnatifida
Knotweed, GiantFallopia sachalinensis
Knotweed, HimalayanPolygonum wallichii
Knotweed, JapaneseFallopia japonica
Leek, Few-floweredAllium paradoxum
Mile-A-Minute WeedPolygonum perfoliatum
Parrot's FeatherMyriophyllum aquaticum
Pennywort, FloatingHydrocotyle ranunculoides
Reed, GiantArundo donax
Rhubarb, GiantGunnera tinctoria
SalmonberryRubus spectabilis
Salvinia, GiantSalvinia molesta
Sea-buckthornHippophae rhamnoides
Stonecrop, Australian swampCrassula helmsii
Water ChestnutTrapa natans
Water FernAzolla filiculoides
Water LettucePistia stratiotes
Water PrimroseLudwigia
Water SoldierStratiotes aloides
Waterlily, FringedNymphoides peltata
Waterweeds (all species)Elodea (all species)
Waterweed, CurlyLagarosiphon major
Waterweed, Large floweredEgeria densa

(5) In Part 2 omit the following entries—

Common nameScientific name
KnotweedReynoutria sachalinensis
Knotweed, JapaneseReynoutria japonica

(6) After the Note at the end of the Schedule insert— “ Note 2. In this Schedule “territorial waters” means the territorial waters adjacent to Northern Ireland. ”.

Section 39.

SCHEDULE 2N.I.AMENDMENTS

The Game Preservation Act (Northern Ireland) 1928 (c. 25)N.I.

1  (1)  Section 2 (police powers to search for game, etc.) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) Omit subsection (1).

(3) In subsection (2) for the words from the beginning to “read the same” substitute “ If any officer or constable has reasonable grounds to suspect that any person is or has been unlawfully in pursuit of any game, ”.

(4) In subsection (3) omit “demand or”.

2  After section 7F insert—N.I.

7G    Relationship of this Act with Wildlife Order

Sections 7(1) and (2) and 7A(1) do not have effect in relation to a hare included in Schedule 5 to the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985..

3  In section 8(1) (penalties for offences) after “this Act” insert “ (except section 7AA) ”.N.I.

4  In section 10(2) (interpretation) for the definition of “game” substitute—N.I.

game” means any hare or game-bird;

game-bird” has the same meaning as in the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985;.

The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 2)N.I.

5  (1)  Article 2 (interpretation) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In paragraph (2) at the appropriate place in alphabetical order insert—

inland waters” has the meaning given in Article 2(2) of the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006;.

(3) In paragraph (2) in the definition of “wild bird” at the end add “ or any game bird ”.

(4) Omit paragraph (3).

6  In Article 5(6)(a)(iii) (exceptions to Article 4) for “or fisheries” substitute “ , fisheries or inland waters ”.N.I.

7  In Article 6(5) (prohibition of certain methods of taking or killing wild birds) for “permits or suffers” substitute “ knowingly causes or permits ”.N.I.

8  (1)  Article 7 (sale of wild birds, eggs, etc.) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In paragraph (5)(a) for “for which a special penalty is provided” substitute “ to which paragraph (5A) applies ”.

(3) After paragraph (5) insert—

(5A) The offences falling within this paragraph are —

(a)any offence under Article 4(1), (2) or (6) in respect of—

(i)a bird included in Schedule A1 or 1 or any part of, or anything derived from, such a bird,

(ii)the nest of such a bird, or

(iii)an egg of such a bird or any part of such an egg;

(b)any offence under Article 6(1);

(c)any offence under Article 7 in respect of—

(i)a bird included in Schedule A1 or 1 or any part of, or anything derived from, such a bird, or

(ii)an egg of such a bird or any part of such an egg;

(d)any offence under Article 9..

9  In Article 9(2)(protection of captive birds) at the end of sub-paragraph (b) insert “ or ”.N.I.

10  In Article 10(5) (protection of certain wild animals) after “or (2)” insert “ or for an offence under paragraph (4B) relating to an act which is mentioned in paragraph (1) or (2) ”.N.I.

11  (1)  Article 11 (exceptions to Article 10) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In paragraph (3)(a) after “fisheries” insert “ or inland waters ”.

(3) Omit paragraph (4).

12  In Article 12(6) (prohibition of certain methods of taking or killing wild animals) for “permits or suffers” substitute “ knowingly causes or permits ”.N.I.

13  (1)  Article 13 (sale of wild animals) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In paragraph (3) for “to (7)” substitute “ to (5A) ”.

(3) In paragraph (4) after “or (2)” insert “ or for an offence under paragraph (2A) relating to an act which is mentioned in paragraph (1)(a) or (2)(a) ”.

14  In Article 14(4) (protection of wild plants) after “(2)(a)” insert “ or for an offence under paragraph (3A) relating to an act which is mentioned in paragraph (2)(a) ”.N.I.

15  (1)  Article 16(1) (wildlife refuges) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In paragraph (1)(a) after head (iii) insert—

(iiia)obstructs or prevents any wild bird or wild animal from using its nest or any structure or place which such a bird or animal uses for shelter or protection;.

(3) In paragraph (1)(c) for “the offender shall be liable to a special penalty” substitute “ the offence shall be treated as falling within Article 7(5A) ”.

16  In Article 18 (licences)—N.I.

(a)in paragraphs (1) and (3) for “and (4)” substitute “ , (4) and (4A) ”;

(b)in paragraph (4) for “and 15” substitute “ , 15 or 15A ”.

17  In Article 27 (penalties)—N.I.

(a)in paragraph (7) for “(2), (3), (4) or (5)” substitute “ or (2) ”;

(b)in paragraph (8)(b) after “15” insert “ or 15A ”.

18  (1)  Article 28 (power to vary Schedules) is amended as follows.N.I.

(2) In paragraph (1) for “Schedules 1” substitute “ Schedules A1 ”.

(3) In paragraph (4)—

(a)for “this Part” substitute “ Part 2 ”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (a) for “or Schedule 6” substitute “ , Schedule 6 or Schedule 7 ”.

19  In Article 29(3) (orders) after “any order” insert “ (other than an order under Article 4(10)) ”.N.I.

Section 39.

SCHEDULE 3N.I.REPEALS

PART 1 N.I.WILDLIFE

Short TitleExtent of repeal
The Welfare of Animals Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 7)Section 21.
The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 2)

Article 2(3).

Article 4(5).

In Article 4(6) the words from “and, where that offence” to the end.

In Article 4(12) the words “Without prejudice to Article 29(3),”.

In Article 6(1) the words “and be liable to a special penalty”.

Article 7(3), (6) and (7).

In Article 9(1) and (3) the words “and be liable to a special penalty”.

Article 11(4).

In Article 12(1)(b) the words “any self-locking snare, whether or not of such a nature or so placed as aforesaid,”.

In Article 12(7) the words “with a view to its being used for a purpose which is unlawful under paragraph (1)(a) or (b),”.

Article 15(5) and (6).

In Article 24 the word “he” (immediately after paragraph (b)).

Article 26(1).

The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 12)In Schedule 6, paragraph 13.
The Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (NI 2)In Schedule 1, paragraph 22.

PART 2 N.I.GAME LICENCES AND GAME DEALERS' LICENCES, ETC.

Short TitleExtent of repeal
The Game Act 1831 (c. 32)The whole Act.
The Game Preservation Act (Northern Ireland) 1928 (c. 25)

Section 2(1).

In section 2(3) the words “demand or”.

Sections 3 to 5.

Section 7(4).

In section 7(6) the words “or sub-section (4)”.

In the Schedule, the references to the Night Poaching Act 1828 and the Game Act 1831.

The Miscellaneous Transferred Excise Duties Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 (c. 11)The whole Act.
The Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (NI 6)In Schedule 1, paragraph 64.
The Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)In Schedule 6, paragraphs 128 to 130.
The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 2)

In Article 23, paragraph (1) and in paragraph (3) the definition of “prohibited period”.

In Schedule 12, paragraph 1.

The Game Preservation (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 2)Section 2(5).
The Forestry Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 10)In section 11(5), the words “game licences or”.

PART 3 N.I.HARE COURSING

Short TitleExtent of repeal
The Game Preservation Act (Northern Ireland) 1928 (c. 25)

In Section 7(2) paragraph (b) and the word “or” immediately before it.

Section 7D(4).

The Control of Greyhounds etc. Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 13)Section 5(2).
The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 2)In Schedule 12, paragraph 3.
The Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (NI 11)In Article 2(2), in the definition of “bookmaker's licence”, the words “or coursing”.
The Game Preservation (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 2)Section 1(4).

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