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Statutory Instruments

1992 No. 2350


The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) Order 1992


1st October 1992

Laid before Parliament

8th October 1992

Coming into force

29th October 1992

The Secretary of State—

having received a representation made jointly to him by the Nature Conservancy Councils;

having given any local authority affected and any other person affected an opportunity to submit objections or representations with respect to the subject matter of this Order;

being of the opinion that the animals and plants referred to in articles 2 and 3(1) of this Order are in danger of extinction in Great Britain or likely to become so endangered unless conservation measures are taken, and that the plants referred to in article 3(2) below are no longer so endangered or likely to become so endangered;

in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 22(3) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 29th October 1992.

(2) In this Order “the Act” means the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Variation of Schedule 5

2.—(1) The following animals are hereby added to Schedule 5 to the Act:

Common NameScientific Name
BeetleGraphoderus zonatus
BeetleHypebaeus flavipes
BeetleParacymus aeneus
Beetle, Lesser Silver WaterHydrochara caraboides
Beetle, Mire Pill (in respect of section 9(4)(a) only)Curimopsis nigrita
Hatchet Shell, NorthernThyasira gouldi
Lagoon SnailPaludinella littorina
Lagoon Snail, De Folin'sCaecum armoricum
Lagoon Worm, TentacledAlkmaria romijni
Moth, Sussex EmeraldThalera fimbrialis
Sea Fan, Pink (in respect of section 9(1), 9(2) and 9(5) only)Eunicella verrucosa
Sea Slug, LagoonTenellia adspersa
SturgeonAcipenser sturio

(2) The following entry is hereby added to Schedule 5 to the Act in substitution for the existing entry relating to the high brown fritillary butterfly (argynnis adippe)(2):

Common NameScientific Name
Butterfly, High Brown FritillaryArgynnis adippe

Variation of Schedule 8

3.—(1) The following plants are hereby added to Schedule 8 to the Act:

Common NameScientific Name
BlackwortSouthbya nigrella
Caloplaca, SnowCaloplaca nivalis
Catapyrenium, TreeCatapyrenium psoromoides
Catillaria, Laurer'sCatellaria laureri
Centaury, SlenderCentaurium tenuiflorum
Cladonia, Upright MountainCladonia stricta
Clary, MeadowSalvia pratensis
Crystalwort, LizardRiccia bifurca
Cudweed, Broad-leavedFilago pyramidata
Dock, ShoreRumex rupestris
Earwort, MarshJamesoniella undulifolia
Flapwort, NorfolkLeiocolea rutheana
Frostwort, PointedGymnomitrion apiculatum
Gentian, DuneGentianella uliginosa
Gentian, EarlyGentianella anglica
Grimmia, Blunt-leavedGrimmia unicolor
Gyalecta, ElmGyalecta ulmi
Hawkweed, NorthroeHieracium northroense
Hawkweed, ShetlandHieracium zetlandicum
Hawkweed, Weak-leavedHieracium attenuatifolium
Lecanactis, ChurchyardLecanactis hemisphaerica
Lecanora, TarnLecanora archariana
Lecidea, CopperLecidea inops
Lichen, Arctic KidneyNephroma arcticum
Lichen, Ciliate StrapHeterodermia leucomelos
Lichen, Coralloid RosetteHeterodermia propagulifera
Lichen, Ear-lobed DogPeltigera lepidophora
Lichen, Forked HairBryoria furcellata
Lichen, Golden HairTeloschistes flavicans
Lichen, Orange Fruited ElmCaloplaca luteoalba
Lichen, River JellyCollema dichotomum
Lichen, Scaly BreckSquamarina lentigera
Lichen, Stary BreckBuellia asterella
LiverwortPetallophyllum ralfsi
Liverwort, Lindenberg’s LeafyAdelanthus lindenbergianus
MossDrepanocladius vernicosus
Moss, Alpine CopperMielichoferia mielichoferi
Moss, Baltic BogSphagnum balticum
Moss, Blue DewSaelania glaucescens
Moss, Blunt-leaved BristleOrthotrichum obtusifolium
Moss, Bright Green CaveCyclodictyon laetevirens
Moss, Cordate BeardBarbula cordata
Moss, Cornish PathDitrichum cornubicum
Moss, Derbyshire FeatherThamnobryum angustifolium
Moss, Dune ThreadBryum mamillatum
Moss, Glaucous BeardBarbula glauca
Moss, Green ShieldBuxbaumia viridis
Moss, Hair SilkPlagiothecium piliferum
Moss, KnotholeZygodon forsteri
Moss, Large Yellow FeatherScorpidium turgescens
Moss, MillimetreMicromitrium tenerum
Moss, Multifruited RiverCryphaea lamyana
Moss, Nowell’s LimestoneZygodon gracilis
Moss, Rigid AppleBartramia stricta
Moss, Round-leaved FeatherRhyncostegium rotundifolium
Moss, Schleicher’s ThreadBryum schleicheri
Moss, Triangular PygmyAcaulon triquetrum
Moss, Vaucher’s FeatherHypnum vaucheri
Mudwort, WelshLimosella australis
Naiad, SlenderNajas flexilis
Orache, StalkedHalimione pedunculata
Orchid, Lapland MarshDactylorhiza lapponica
Pannaria, CaledoniaPannaria ignobilis
Parmelia, New ForestParmelia minarum
Parmentaria, Oil StainParmentaria chilensis
Penny-cress, PerfoliateThlaspi perfoliatum
Pertusaria, Alpine MossPertusaria bryontha
Physcia, Southern GreyPhyscia tribacioides
Pine, GroundAjuga chamaepitys
Plantain, Floating WaterLuronium natans
Pseudocyphellaria, RaggedPseudocyphellaria lacerata
Psora, Rusty AlpinePsora rubiformis
Rampion, SpikedPhyteuma spicatum
Rustworth, WesternMarsupella profunda
Saxifrage, MarshSaxifrage hirulus
Solenopsora, SerpentineSolenopsora liparina
Stonewort, BeardedChara canescens
TurpswortGeocalyx graveolens

(2) The following plants are hereby removed from Schedule 8 to the Act:

Common NameScientific Name
Lavender, Sea{ Limonium paradoxum
{ Limonium recurvum
Spurge, PurpleEuphorbia peplis

Michael Howard

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Department of the Environment

1st October 1992

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which applies throughout Great Britain, varies Schedules 5 and 8 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which list animals and plants protected under that Act.

Article 2 adds eleven animals generally to Schedule 5, confers limited protection on two animals and extends the protection afforded to one animal.

Article 3 adds seventy-eight plants to Schedule 8 and removes three plants from protection.


1981 c. 69. Section 22(3) was amended by paragraph 11(5) of Schedule 9 to the Environmental Protection Act1990 (c. 43).


The high brown fritillary butterfly was added to Schedule 5, in respect of section 9(5) only, by S.I. 1989/906.

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