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Sections 14 and 22.

[F1SCHEDULE 9E+W+S Animals and Plants to which Section 14 Applies

Part IE+W+S [F2NON-NATIVE] Animals which are established in the wild

Textual Amendments

F2Words in Sch. 9 Pt. I heading inserted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(2), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

Common nameScientific name
Bass, Large-mouthed BlackMicropterus salmoides
Bass, RockAmbloplites rupestris
BitterlingRhodeus sericeus
[F3[F4Boar, Wild]][F3[F4Sus scrofa]]
F5. . .F5. . .
[F4Capercaillie][F4Tetrao urogallus]
[F3[F4Chough]][F3[F4Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax]]
[F3[F4Corncrake]][F3[F4Crex crex]]
F5. . .F5. . .
[F6[F3Crab, Chinese Mitten]][F6[F3Eriocheir sinensis]]
[F7Crayfish, Noble] [F7Astacus astacus]
[F3[F4Crane, Common]][F3[F4Grus grus]]
[F6[F3Crayfish, Red Swamp]][F6[F3Procambarus clarkii]]
[F6[F7Crayfish, Signal]] [F6[F7Pacifastacus leniusculus]]
[F6[F3Crayfish, Spiny-cheek]][F6[F3Orconectes limosus]]
[F7Crayfish, Turkish] [F7Astacus leptodactylus]
[F3Deer, Chinese Water][F3Hydropotes inermis]
[F6[F8Deer, Muntjac]][F6[F8Muntiacus reevesi]]
[F7Deer, Sika] [F7Cervus nippon]
[F9 Deer, any hybrid one of whose parents or other lineal ancestor was a Sika Deer][F9 Any hybrid of Cervus nippon]
F5. . .F5. . .
F5. . .F5. . .
Dormouse, FatGlis glis
Duck, Carolina WoodAix sponsa
Duck, MandarinAix galericulata
[F6Duck, Ruddy][F6Oxyura jamaicensis]
[F4Eagle, White-tailed][F4Haliaetus albicilla]
[F3Flatworm][F3Kontikia andersoni]
[F3Flatworm][F3Kontikia ventrolineata]
[F3Flatworm, Australian][F3Australoplana sanguinea]
[F7Flatworm, New Zealand] [F7Artiposthia triangulata]
Frog, EdibleRana esculenta
Frog, European Tree (otherwise known as Common tree frog)Hyla arborea
Frog, MarshRana ridibunda
F5. . .F5. . .
[F3Goose, Bar-headed][F3Anser indicus]
[F3Goose, Barnacle][F3Branta leucopsis]
Goose, CanadaBranta canadensis
[F6Goose, Egyptian][F6Alopochen aegyptiacus]
[F3Goose, Emperor][F3Anser canagicus]
[F3Goose, Snow][F3Anser caerulescens]
[F3[F4Goshawk]][F3[F4Accipiter gentilis]]
Heron, NightNycticorax nycticorax
[F3[F4Kite, Red]][F3[F4Milvus milvus]]
[F3Limpet, Slipper][F3Crepidula fornicata]
Lizard, Common WallPodarcis muralis
Marmot, Prairie (otherwise known as Prairie dog)Cynomys
Mink, AmericanMustela vison
Newt, AlpineTriturus alpestris
[F7Newt, Italian Crested] [F7Triturus carnifex]
[F10[F4Owl, Barn]] [F10[F4Tyto alba]]
[F3Owl, Eagle][F3Bubo bubo]
[F3Oyster Drill, American][F3Urosalpinx cinerea]
[F3Parakeet, Monk][F3Myiopsitta monachus]
Parakeet, Ring-neckedPsittacula krameri
Partridge, ChukarAlectoris chukar
Partridge, RockAlectoris graeca
Pheasant, GoldenChrysolophus pictus
Pheasant, Lady Amherst’sChrysolophus amherstiae
Pheasant, Reeves’Syrmaticus reevesii
Pheasant, SilverLophura nycthemera
[F3Pochard, Red-crested][F3Netta rufina]
F5. . .F5. . .
F5. . .F5. . .
Pumpkinseed (otherwise known as Sun-fish or Pond-perch)Lepomis gibbosus
F5. . .F5. . .
Rat, BlackRattus rattus
[F3Shelduck, Ruddy][F3Tadorna ferruginea]
[F7Snake, Aesculapian] [F7Elaphe longissima]
[F6Squirrel, Grey][F6Sciurus carolinensis]
[F3Swan, Black][F3Cygnus atratus.]
Terrapin, European PondEmys orbicularis
Toad, African ClawedXenopus laevis
Toad, MidwifeAlytes obstetricans
Toad, Yellow-belliedBombina variegata
Wallaby, Red-neckedMacropus rufogriseus
Wels (otherwise known as European catfish)Silurus glanis
ZanderStizostedion lucioperca

Textual Amendments

F4Entries in Sch. 9 Pt. I omitted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by virtue of Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(3), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

F6Words in Sch. 9 Pt. 1 omitted (E.W.) (1.12.2019) by virtue of The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/527), art. 1(1), Sch. 4 para. 1(3)(a) (with art. 1(2)(4)) (as amended by S.I. 2019/1213, regs. 1, 2(2))

F7 Entries in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (17.3.1992) by S.I. 1992/320, art. 2.

F8 Entry in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (5.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/226, art. 2

F9 Entries in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (28.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/1002, art. 2

F10 Entry in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (25.11.1992) by S.I. 1992/2674, art. 2.

[F11PART IAE+WNATIVE ANIMALS

Textual Amendments

F11Sch. 9 Pt. 1A inserted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(4), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

NOTE. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken into account.]

Common nameScientific name
CapercaillieTetrao urogallus
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
CorncrakeCrex crex
Crane, CommonGrus grus
Eagle, White-tailedHaliaetus albicilla
GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Kite, RedMilvus milvus
Owl, BarnTyto alba.

[F12PART IBE+WANIMALS NO LONGER NORMALLY PRESENT

Textual Amendments

F12Sch. 9 Pt. 1B inserted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(5), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

NOTE. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken into account.]

Common nameScientific name
Beaver, Eurasian [F13(but not in relation to Wales)]Castor fiber
Boar, WildSus Scrofa.

Textual Amendments

Part IIE+W+S Plants

Common nameScientific name
[F14Alexanders, Perfoliate][F14Smyrnium perfoliatum]
[F14Algae, Red][F14Grateloupia luxurians]
[F14Archangel, Variegated Yellow][F14Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum]
[F14Azalea, Yellow][F14Rhododendron luteum]
[F15[F14Balsam, Himalayan]][F15[F14Impatiens glandulifera]]
[F14Cotoneaster][F14Cotoneaster horizontalis]
[F14Cotoneaster, Entire-leaved][F14Cotoneaster integrifolius]
[F14Cotoneaster, Himalayan][F14Cotoneaster simonsii]
[F14Cotoneaster, Hollyberry][F14Cotoneaster bullatus]
[F14Cotoneaster, Small-leaved][F14Cotoneaster microphyllus]
[F14Creeper, False Virginia][F14Parthenocissus inserta]
[F14Creeper, Virginia][F14Parthenocissus quinquefolia]
[F14Dewplant, Purple][F14Disphyma crassifolium]
[F15[F14Fanwort]][F15[F14Cabomba caroliniana]]
[F14Fern, Water][F14Azolla filiculoides]
[F14Fig, Hottentot][F14Carpobrotus edulis]
[F14Garlic, Three-cornered][F14Allium triquetrum]
[F15Hogweed, Giant][F15Heracleum mantegazzianum]
[F15[F14Hyacinth, water]][F15[F14Eichhornia crassipes]]
[F16Kelp, Giant] [F16Macrocystis angustifolia]
[F16Kelp, Giant] [F16Macrocystis integrifolia]
[F16Kelp, Giant] [F16Macrocystis laevis]
Kelp, GiantMacrocystis pyrifera
[F16Kelp, Japanese] [F16Laminaria japonica]
[F14Knotweed, Giant][F14Fallopia sachalinensis]
[F14Knotweed, Hybrid][F14Fallopia japonica x Fallopia sachalinensis
[F14Knotweed, Japanese][F14Fallopia japonica]
[F17Knotweed, Japanese][F17Polygonum cuspidatum]
[F14Leek, Few-flowered][F14Allium paradoxum]
[F14Lettuce, water][F14Pistia stratiotes]
[F14Montbretia][F14Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora]
[F15[F14Parrot's-feather]][F15[F14Myriophyllum aquaticum]]
[F15[F14Pennywort, Floating]][F15[F14Hydrocotyle ranunculoides]]
[F14Potato, Duck][F14Sagittaria latifolia]
[F15[F14Primrose, Floating Water]][F15[F14Ludwigia peploides]]
[F15[F14Primrose, Water]][F15[F14Ludwigia grandiflora]]
[F14Primrose, Water][F14Ludwigia uruguayensis]
[F14Rhododendron][F14Rhododendron ponticum]
[F14Rhododendron][F14Rhododendron ponticum x Rhododendron maximum]
[F15[F14Rhubarb, Giant]][F15[F14Gunnera tinctoria]]
[F14Rose, Japanese][F14Rosa rugosa]
[F14Salvinia, Giant][F14Salvinia molesta]
[F14Seafingers, Green][F14Codium fragile]
[F17Seafingers, Green] [F17Codium fragile tomentosoides]
[F16Seaweed, Californian Red] [F16Pikea californica]
[F16Seaweed, Hooked Asparagus] [F16Asparagopsis armata]
Seaweed, JapaneseSargassum muticum
[F16Seaweeds, Laver (except native species)] [F16Porphyra spp except -]
[F16p. amethystea]
[F16p. leucosticta]
[F16p. linearis]
[F16p. miniata]
[F16p. purpurea]
[F16p. umbilicalis]
[F14Stonecrop, Australian Swamp (otherwise known as New Zealand Pygmyweed)][F14Crassula helmsii]
[F16Wakame] [F16Undaria pinnatifida]
[F15[F14Waterweed, Curly]][F15[F14Lagarosiphon major]]
[F18[F14Waterweeds]] [F18Waterweeds (except Nuttall’s Waterweed)][F18[F14All species of the genus Elodea.]] [F18All species of the genus Elodea, except Elodea nuttallii]

Note. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken into account.]]

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