The Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.General interpretation

  3. PART II Wildlife

    1. 3.Interpretation of Part II

    2. Protection of birds

      1. 4.Protection of wild birds, their nests and eggs

      2. 5.Exceptions to Article 4

      3. 6.Prohibition of certain methods of killing or taking wild birds

      4. 7.Sale, etc., of live or dead wild birds, eggs, etc.

      5. 8.Competitions, etc.

      6. 9.Protection of captive birds

    3. Protection of other animals

      1. 10.Protection of certain wild animals

      2. 11.Exceptions to Article 10

      3. 12.Prohibition of certain methods of killing or taking wild animals

      4. 12A.Spring traps

      5. 13.Sale, etc., of live or dead wild animals

    4. Other protection

      1. 14.Protection of wild plants

      2. 15.Introduction of new species, etc.

      3. 15A.Prohibition on sale, etc. of invasive, non-native species

      4. 15B.Possession of pesticides harmful to wildlife

      5. 16.Wildlife refuges

      6. 17.Exceptions to Article 16

    5. Licences

      1. 18.Power to grant licences

  4. PART III Protection of deer

    1. 19.Protection of deer

    2. 20.Exceptions to Articles 12 and 19

    3. 21.Power to grant licences for purposes of Article 19

    4. 22.Prevention of poaching

    5. 23.Sales and purchases, etc., of venison

  5. PART IV Supplemental

    1. 24.False statements made for obtaining registration or licence

    2. 24A.Possession of articles for purposes of committing certain offences

    3. 25.Enforcement: constables

    4. 25A.Powers of constables in connection with samples

    5. 25B.Power of wildlife inspector to enter premises

    6. 25C.Power of wildlife inspector to examine specimens and take samples

    7. 26.Summary prosecutions

    8. 27.Penalties and forfeitures

    9. 27A.Application to the Crown

    10. 28.Power to vary Schedules

    11. 29.Regulations, orders and notices

    12. Article 30—Amendments and repeals

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE A1

      BIRDS WHICH RE-USE THEIR NESTS

    2. SCHEDULE 1

      BIRDS WHICH ARE PROTECTED BY SPECIAL PENALTIES

      1. PART I AT ALL TIMES

        1. Common name Scientific name Bittern Botaurus stellaris Bunting, Corn Emberiza...

      2. PART II DURING THE CLOSE SEASON

        1. Gadwall Anas strepera Goldeneye Bucephala clangula Pintail Anas acuta Plover,...

        2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    3. SCHEDULE 2

      BIRDS WHICH MAY BE KILLED OR TAKEN

      1. PART I OUTSIDE THE CLOSE SEASON

      2. Part II rep. by 1995 NI 6 NOTE. The first...

        1. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    4. SCHEDULE 3

      BIRDS WHICH MAY BE SOLD DEAD AT ALL TIMES

      1. Common name Scientific name Wood pigeon Columba palumbus

      2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      BIRDS WHICH MAY BE SHOWN FOR COMPETITIVE PURPOSES

      1. Common name Scientific name Blackbird Turdus merula Brambling Fringilla montifringilla...

      2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    6. SCHEDULE 5

      ANIMALS WHICH ARE PROTECTED AT ALL TIMES

      1. Common name Scientific name Badger Meles meles . . ....

      2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    7. SCHEDULE 6

      ANIMALS WHICH MAY NOT BE KILLED OR TAKEN BY CERTAIN METHODS

      1. Common name Scientific name Badger Meles meles Bats (all species)...

      2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    8. SCHEDULE 7

      ANIMALS WHICH MAY NOT BE SOLD ALIVE OR DEAD AT ANY TIME

      1. Common name Scientific name Badger Meles meles . . ....

      2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    9. SCHEDULE 8

      PLANTS WHICH ARE PROTECTED

      1. PART I PLANTS WHICH ARE PROTECTED UNDER ARTICLE 14(1)(a) AND (2)

      2. PART II PLANTS WHICH ARE PROTECTED UNDER ARTICLE 14(1)(b) AND (2)

        1. Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta Primrose Primula vulgaris

        2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    10. SCHEDULE 9

      ANIMALS AND PLANTS TO WHICH ARTICLE 15 APPLIES

      1. PART I ANIMALS WHICH ARE ESTABLISHED IN THE WILD

      2. PART II PLANTS

        1. Balsam, Himalayan Impatiens glandulifera. Bluebell, Spanish Hyacinthoides hispanica Cabbage, Skunk...

        2. NOTE. The first column of this Schedule, which gives the...

    11. SCHEDULE 10

      CLOSE SEASONS FOR DEER

      1. FALLOW DEER (Dama dama) Buck: 1st May to 31st July...

      2. RED DEER (Cervus elaphus) Stags: 1st May to 31st July...

      3. SIKA DEER (Cervus nippon) Stags: 1st May to 31st July...

      4. [In this Schedule any reference to a species of deer...

    12. SCHEDULE 11

      PROHIBITED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION

      1. Firearms

        1. 1.Any smooth bore gun.

        2. 2.Any rifle having a calibre of less than .236 inches...

        3. 3.Any pistol, revolver or other type of handgun other than...

        4. 4.Any air gun, air rifle or air pistol.

        5. 5.Any weapon which discharges a missile by means of a...

      2. Ammunition

        1. 6.Any cartridge for use in a smooth bore gun.

        2. 7.Any cartridge or load for use in a rifle other...

        3. 8.Any bullet for use in a rifle other than—