Protection of certain animals and plants from exploitation
49.—(1) The appropriate authority must, as required in the light of information derived from surveillance arranged under regulation 48 or otherwise arranged for the purpose of Article 11 of the Habitats Directive, ensure that measures are taken for the purpose specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The purpose is to ensure that—
(a)the taking in the wild of specimens of a species listed in Annex V to the Habitats Directive, and
(b)the exploitation of such specimens,
are compatible with the maintenance of that species at a favourable conservation status.
(3) Where measures are required under paragraph (1), the appropriate authority must make arrangements for surveillance for the purpose of establishing whether the taking in the wild of specimens of the species concerned, and the exploitation of specimens of that species, are compatible with the maintenance of that species at a favourable conservation status.