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Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976

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3 Power to modify Schedules.E+W+S+N.I.

The Secretary of State may, after consulting any scientific authority or authorities, by order make such modifications in any of the Schedules to this Act as he considers necessary or desirable for any of the following purposes, namely—

(a)to give effect to any amendment to the Convention made in pursuance of its provisions;

(b)to give effect to the inclusion of anything in or the withdrawal of anything from Appendix III to the Convention (kinds of animals and plants the trade in which a party identifies as needing international control) at the instance of any party to the Convention;

(c)to promote the conservation [F1in any area] of animals or plants of any kind which appears to the Secretary of State to be, or to be likely to become, endangered [F2there] as a result of international trade;

(d)to remove any restriction which is for the time being imposed by virtue of this Act on the importation and exportation of animals or plants of any particular kind or of any particular items and which does not in the opinion of the Secretary of State promote such conservation as is referred to in paragraph (c) above;

[F3(dd)to restrict the importation of animals or plants of any kind which appear to the Secretary of State to be unlikely to survive for any appreciable time if they are kept in the United Kingdom;]

(e)to facilitate the more effective or more convenient administration of any restriction which is for the time being imposed by virtue of this Act on the importation and exportation of animals or plants of any particular kind or of any particular items.

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