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Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

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3—(1) The Department must publish a list of the species of flora and fauna and types of habitat which in the Department's opinion are of principal importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity.

(2) The Department must—

(a)keep under review any list published under this section;

(b)make such revisions of any such list as appear to the Department appropriate; and

(c)publish any list so revised as soon as reasonably practicable after revising it.

(3) Without prejudice to section 1(1) and (2), a public body must—

(a)take such steps as appear to the body to be reasonably practicable to further the conservation of the species of flora and fauna and types of habitat included in any list published under this section; or

(b)promote the taking by others of such steps.

(4) In this section “public body” has the same meaning as in section 1.

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