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Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 2677

ANIMALS

The Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Amendment) Order 1996

Made

19th October 1996

Laid before Parliament

25th October 1996

Coming into force

Articles 1 to 4

15th November 1996

Article 5

16th November 1996

The Secretary of State, having consulted the scientific authorities to which the duty referred to in section 2(4) of the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976(1) is assigned, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 3(a) and (d)(2) of that Act and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:–

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Amendment) Order 1996 and, except for article 5, shall come into force on 15th November 1996.

(2) Article 5 shall come into force on 16th November 1996.

(3) In this Order “the Act” means the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976.

Amendment of Schedule 1 to the Act

2.  Schedule 1 to the Act (Animals the importation and exportation of which are restricted)(3) shall be amended by the substitution for all the words after “This Schedule applies to” of the words “the kinds of animal in relation to which Article II of Annex A to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 3626/82 on the implementation in the Community of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora(4), as amended, has effect”.

Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Act

3.  Schedule 2 to the Act (Plants the importation and exportation of which are restricted)(5) shall be amended–

(a)by the insertion after the words “This Schedule applies to the kinds of plant specified in the second column below” of the words “, except that in relation to Araucaria araucana this Schedule applies only in relation to the population of Chile,”, and

(b)by the deletion of references to the kinds of plants specified in the Schedule to this Order.

Schedule 3 to the Act

4.  Schedule 3 to the Act (Items the importation and exportation of which are restricted)(6) shall not apply to any item mentioned in the Schedule unless the importation and exportation of that item is subject to Article II of Annex A to Council Regulation (EEC) No. 3626/82 on the implementation in the Community of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, as amended.

Revocation

5.  The Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1982(7), the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1983(8) and the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Variation) Order 1985(9) are hereby revoked.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

James Clappison

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department of the Environment

19th October 1996

Article 3

SCHEDULEPLANTS THE IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF WHICH ARE NO LONGER RESTRICTED

FamilyKind
ApocynaceaePachypodium
Araceae

Alocasia sanderana

Alocasia zebrina

AraliaceaePanax quinquefolius
Asclepiadaceae

Ceropegia

Frerea indica

ByblidaceaeByblis
CactaceaeCactaceae
CaryocareaeCaryocar costaricense
Caryophyllaceae

Gymnocarpos przewalskii

Melandrium mongolicus

Silene mongolica

Stellaria pulvinata

CephalotaceaeCephalotus follicularis
ChloanthaceaeAustralian populations of all species
CyatheaceaeCyatheaceae
CycadeceaeCycadaceae
DicksoniaceaeDicksoniaceae
DidiereaceaeDidiereaceae
DioscoreaceaeDioscorea deltoidea
EuphorbiaceaeAny species of the genus Euphorbia which is a succulent
FagaceaeQuercus copeyensis
GentianaceaePrepusa hookeriana
GnetaceaeGnetum montanum
Haemodoraceae

Anigozanthos

Macropidia fuliginosa

HumiriaceaeVantanea barbourii
JuglandaceaeEngelhardtia pterocarpa
Leguminosae

Ammopiptanthus mongolicum

Cynometra hemitomophylla

Platymischium pleiostachyum

Tachigalia versicolor

Thermopsis mongolica

LiliaceaeAloe
MagnoliaceaeTalauma hodgsonii
MelastomataceaeLavoisiera itambana
Meliaceae

Guarea longipetiola

Swietenia humilis

MoraceaeBatocarpus costaricensis
MyrtaceaeVerticordia
OrchidaceaeOrchidaceae
Palmae

Areca ipot

Chrysalidocarpus decipiens

Chrysalidocarpus lutescens

Neodypsis decaryi

Phoenix hanceana var philippinensis

Zalacca clemensiana

PapaveraceaeMeconopsis regia
PinaceaeAbies nebrodensis
Podocarpaceae

Podocarpus costalis

Podocarpus nerifolius

PortulacaceaeAnacampseros
PrimulaceaeCyclamen
Proteaceae

Banksia

Conospermum

Dryandra formosa

Dryandra polycephala

Xylomelum

Rutaceae

Boronia

Crowea

Geleznowia verrucosa

SarraceniaceaeDarlingtonia californica
Saxifragaceae (Grossulariaceae)Ribes sardoum
SolanaceaeSolanum sylvestre
StangeriaceaeStangeriaceae
SterculiaceaeBasiloxylon excelsum
TetracentraceaeTetracentron
ThymelaeaceaePimelea physodes
UlmaceaeCeltis aetnensis
VerbenaceaeCaryopteris mongolica
WelwitschiaceaeWelwitschiaceae
ZamiaceaeZamiaceae
ZingiberaceaeHedychyium philippinense
ZygophyllaceaeGuaiacum sanctum

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the provisions of the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (“the Act”), which restricts the importation, exportation and sale of endangered species.

Articles 2 and 3 and the Schedule to the Order remove from Schedules 1 and 2 to the Act (Animals and plants the import and export of which are restricted) certain kinds of animal and plant. Article 4 removes from the effect of Schedule 3 to the Act (Items the import and export of which are restricted) certain plant and animal derivatives.

The effect of these provisions is to remove all the import and export controls imposed by the Act other than those which duplicate the controls imposed by Council Regulation 3626/82 on the implementation in the Community of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora, as amended.

Article 5 revokes the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1982, the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1983 and the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1976 (Variation) Order 1985, which make Amendments to the Act which are superseded by those made by this Order.

(2)

Section 3 was amended by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69), section 15(1) and Schedule 10.

(3)

Schedule 1 was substituted by S.I. 1982/1230.

(4)

OJ No. L 384, 31.12.82, p. 1; relevant amending instruments are OJ No. L 87, 31.3.1988, p. 67, OJ No. L 57, 15.3.95, p. 1, OJ No. L 284, 28.11.95, p. 3.

(5)

Schedule 2 was substituted by S.I. 1982/1230.

(6)

Schedule 3 was substituted by S.I. 1982/1230, relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1983/1609, 1985/1502.

(7)

S.I. 1982/1230.

(8)

S.I. 1983/1609.

(9)

S.I. 1985/1502.

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