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2. In Schedule 2 (European protected species of animals) to the Conservation (Natural Habitats &c.) Regulations 1994(1), insert the following entries in the appropriate place—
|“Frog, Pool||Rana lessonae”|
|“Moth, Fisher’s Estuarine||Gortyna borelii lunata”|
|“Snail, Lesser Whirlpool Ram’s-horn||Anisus vorticulus”.|
S.I. 1994/2716. Relevant amendments have been made by S.I. 2007/1843 and 1996/525. The 1994 Regulations make provision for the purpose of implementing, for Great Britain, Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild flora and fauna (O.J. No. L206, 22.07.92, p.7) as last amended by Council Directive 2006/105/EC of 20 November 2006 adapting Directives 79/409/EEC, 92/43/EEC, 97/68/EC, 2001/80/EC and 2001/81/EC in the field of environment, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania (O.J. No. L363, 20.12.06, p.368; and see O.J. L80, 21.3.07, p.15 for the Corrigendum amending the original title). In relation to Wales, the functions of the Secretary of State under the 1994 Regulations were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales (with the exception of those under regulations 71 to 78) by article 2 of, and Schedule 1 to, the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672). By virtue of paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006, the relevant functions were transferred from the National Assembly for Wales to the Welsh Ministers.
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