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Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 6 - Offences – causing or permitting unlawful acts

The Wildlife Order makes certain acts which cause harm to wild birds, animals and plants unlawful. This Section will mean that anyone who knowingly causes or allows someone else to carry out those acts will be committing an offence.

This will also apply to the unlawful introduction of ‘non native’ invasive animal or plant species.

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