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Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 3 - Biodiversity lists

This Section requires the Department of the Environment to publish lists of animal and plant species, and of habitats, which are considered to be of particular priority for conservation attention in Northern Ireland. These lists will be reviewed periodically and revisions published.

There is a particular onus placed on public bodies to take steps to further the conservation of such priority species and habitats, and to promote others to take such action.

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