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Sections 14 and 22.

[F1SCHEDULE 9E+W+S Animals and Plants to which Section 14 Applies

Part IE+W+S [F2NON-NATIVE] Animals which are established in the wild

Textual Amendments

F2Words in Sch. 9 Pt. I heading inserted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(2), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

Common nameScientific name
Bass, Large-mouthed BlackMicropterus salmoides
Bass, RockAmbloplites rupestris
BitterlingRhodeus sericeus
[F3[F4Boar, Wild]][F3[F4Sus scrofa]]
F5. . .F5. . .
[F4Capercaillie][F4Tetrao urogallus]
[F3[F4Chough]][F3[F4Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax]]
[F3[F4Corncrake]][F3[F4Crex crex]]
F5. . .F5. . .
[F6[F3Crab, Chinese Mitten]][F6[F3Eriocheir sinensis]]
[F7Crayfish, Noble] [F7Astacus astacus]
[F3[F4Crane, Common]][F3[F4Grus grus]]
[F6[F3Crayfish, Red Swamp]][F6[F3Procambarus clarkii]]
[F6[F7Crayfish, Signal]] [F6[F7Pacifastacus leniusculus]]
[F6[F3Crayfish, Spiny-cheek]][F6[F3Orconectes limosus]]
[F7Crayfish, Turkish] [F7Astacus leptodactylus]
[F3Deer, Chinese Water][F3Hydropotes inermis]
[F6[F8Deer, Muntjac]][F6[F8Muntiacus reevesi]]
[F7Deer, Sika] [F7Cervus nippon]
[F9 Deer, any hybrid one of whose parents or other lineal ancestor was a Sika Deer][F9 Any hybrid of Cervus nippon]
F5. . .F5. . .
F5. . .F5. . .
Dormouse, FatGlis glis
Duck, Carolina WoodAix sponsa
Duck, MandarinAix galericulata
[F6Duck, Ruddy][F6Oxyura jamaicensis]
[F4Eagle, White-tailed][F4Haliaetus albicilla]
[F3Flatworm][F3Kontikia andersoni]
[F3Flatworm][F3Kontikia ventrolineata]
[F3Flatworm, Australian][F3Australoplana sanguinea]
[F10[F7Flatworm, New Zealand]] [F10[F7Artiposthia triangulata]]
Frog, EdibleRana esculenta
Frog, European Tree (otherwise known as Common tree frog)Hyla arborea
Frog, MarshRana ridibunda
F5. . .F5. . .
[F3Goose, Bar-headed][F3Anser indicus]
[F3Goose, Barnacle][F3Branta leucopsis]
Goose, CanadaBranta canadensis
[F6Goose, Egyptian][F6Alopochen aegyptiacus]
[F3Goose, Emperor][F3Anser canagicus]
[F3Goose, Snow][F3Anser caerulescens]
[F3[F4Goshawk]][F3[F4Accipiter gentilis]]
Heron, NightNycticorax nycticorax
[F3[F4Kite, Red]][F3[F4Milvus milvus]]
[F3Limpet, Slipper][F3Crepidula fornicata]
Lizard, Common WallPodarcis muralis
Marmot, Prairie (otherwise known as Prairie dog)Cynomys
Mink, AmericanMustela vison
Newt, AlpineTriturus alpestris
[F7Newt, Italian Crested] [F7Triturus carnifex]
[F11[F4Owl, Barn]] [F11[F4Tyto alba]]
[F3Owl, Eagle][F3Bubo bubo]
[F3Oyster Drill, American][F3Urosalpinx cinerea]
[F3Parakeet, Monk][F3Myiopsitta monachus]
Parakeet, Ring-neckedPsittacula krameri
Partridge, ChukarAlectoris chukar
Partridge, RockAlectoris graeca
Pheasant, GoldenChrysolophus pictus
Pheasant, Lady Amherst’sChrysolophus amherstiae
Pheasant, Reeves’Syrmaticus reevesii
Pheasant, SilverLophura nycthemera
[F3Pochard, Red-crested][F3Netta rufina]
F5. . .F5. . .
F5. . .F5. . .
[F10Pumpkinseed (otherwise known as Sun-fish or Pond-perch)][F10Lepomis gibbosus]
F5. . .F5. . .
Rat, BlackRattus rattus
[F3Shelduck, Ruddy][F3Tadorna ferruginea]
[F7Snake, Aesculapian] [F7Elaphe longissima]
[F6Squirrel, Grey][F6Sciurus carolinensis]
[F3Swan, Black][F3Cygnus atratus.]
Terrapin, European PondEmys orbicularis
Toad, African ClawedXenopus laevis
Toad, MidwifeAlytes obstetricans
Toad, Yellow-belliedBombina variegata
Wallaby, Red-neckedMacropus rufogriseus
Wels (otherwise known as European catfish)Silurus glanis
ZanderStizostedion lucioperca
[F12With respect to any area in England which on 31st May 2021—
(a)

is a European site within the meaning of regulation 8 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, or

(b)

is within 500 metres of the boundary of a site described in paragraph (a)—]

(i)

[F12Partridge, Red-legged

(ii)

[F12Pheasant, Common

(i)

Alectoris rufa]

(ii)

Phasianus colchicus]

Textual Amendments

F4Entries in Sch. 9 Pt. I omitted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by virtue of Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(3), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

F6Words in Sch. 9 Pt. 1 omitted (E.W.) (1.12.2019) by virtue of The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 (S.I. 2019/527), art. 1(1), Sch. 4 para. 1(3)(a) (with art. 1(2)(4)) (as amended by S.I. 2019/1213, regs. 1, 2(2))

F7 Entries in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (17.3.1992) by S.I. 1992/320, art. 2.

F8 Entry in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (5.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/226, art. 2

F9 Entries in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (28.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/1002, art. 2

F11 Entry in Sch. 9 Pt. I added (25.11.1992) by S.I. 1992/2674, art. 2.

[F13PART IAE+WNATIVE ANIMALS

Textual Amendments

F13Sch. 9 Pt. 1A inserted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(4), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

NOTE. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken into account.]

Common nameScientific name
[F14Beaver, Eurasian Castor fiber]
CapercaillieTetrao urogallus
ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
CorncrakeCrex crex
Crane, CommonGrus grus
Eagle, White-tailedHaliaetus albicilla
GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Kite, RedMilvus milvus
Owl, BarnTyto alba.

Textual Amendments

[F15PART IBE+WANIMALS NO LONGER NORMALLY PRESENT

Textual Amendments

F15Sch. 9 Pt. 1B inserted (E.W.) (5.3.2015 for E.) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), ss. 24(5), 57(4); S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(b)

NOTE. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken into account.]

Common nameScientific name
F16. . .F16. . .
Boar, WildSus Scrofa.

Textual Amendments

Part IIE+W+S Plants

Common nameScientific name
[F17Alexanders, Perfoliate][F17Smyrnium perfoliatum]
[F17Algae, Red][F17Grateloupia luxurians]
[F17Archangel, Variegated Yellow][F17Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. argentatum]
[F17Azalea, Yellow][F17Rhododendron luteum]
[F18[F17Balsam, Himalayan]][F18[F17Impatiens glandulifera]]
[F17Cotoneaster][F17Cotoneaster horizontalis]
[F17Cotoneaster, Entire-leaved][F17Cotoneaster integrifolius]
[F17Cotoneaster, Himalayan][F17Cotoneaster simonsii]
[F17Cotoneaster, Hollyberry][F17Cotoneaster bullatus]
[F17Cotoneaster, Small-leaved][F17Cotoneaster microphyllus]
[F17Creeper, False Virginia][F17Parthenocissus inserta]
[F17Creeper, Virginia][F17Parthenocissus quinquefolia]
[F17Dewplant, Purple][F17Disphyma crassifolium]
[F18[F17Fanwort]][F18[F17Cabomba caroliniana]]
[F17Fern, Water][F17Azolla filiculoides]
[F17Fig, Hottentot][F17Carpobrotus edulis]
[F17Garlic, Three-cornered][F17Allium triquetrum]
[F18Hogweed, Giant][F18Heracleum mantegazzianum]
[F18[F17Hyacinth, water]][F18[F17Eichhornia crassipes]]
[F19Kelp, Giant] [F19Macrocystis angustifolia]
[F19Kelp, Giant] [F19Macrocystis integrifolia]
[F19Kelp, Giant] [F19Macrocystis laevis]
Kelp, GiantMacrocystis pyrifera
[F19Kelp, Japanese] [F19Laminaria japonica]
[F17Knotweed, Giant][F17Fallopia sachalinensis]
[F17Knotweed, Hybrid][F17Fallopia japonica x Fallopia sachalinensis
[F17Knotweed, Japanese][F17Fallopia japonica]
[F20Knotweed, Japanese][F20Polygonum cuspidatum]
[F17Leek, Few-flowered][F17Allium paradoxum]
[F17Lettuce, water][F17Pistia stratiotes]
[F17Montbretia][F17Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora]
[F18[F17Parrot's-feather]][F18[F17Myriophyllum aquaticum]]
[F18[F17Pennywort, Floating]][F18[F17Hydrocotyle ranunculoides]]
[F17Potato, Duck][F17Sagittaria latifolia]
[F18[F17Primrose, Floating Water]][F18[F17Ludwigia peploides]]
[F18[F17Primrose, Water]][F18[F17Ludwigia grandiflora]]
[F17Primrose, Water][F17Ludwigia uruguayensis]
[F17Rhododendron][F17Rhododendron ponticum]
[F17Rhododendron][F17Rhododendron ponticum x Rhododendron maximum]
[F18[F17Rhubarb, Giant]][F18[F17Gunnera tinctoria]]
[F17Rose, Japanese][F17Rosa rugosa]
[F21[F17Salvinia, Giant]][F21[F17Salvinia molesta]]
[F17Seafingers, Green][F17Codium fragile]
[F20Seafingers, Green] [F20Codium fragile tomentosoides]
[F19Seaweed, Californian Red] [F19Pikea californica]
[F19Seaweed, Hooked Asparagus] [F19Asparagopsis armata]
Seaweed, JapaneseSargassum muticum
[F19Seaweeds, Laver (except native species)] [F19Porphyra spp except -]
[F19p. amethystea]
[F19p. leucosticta]
[F19p. linearis]
[F19p. miniata]
[F19p. purpurea]
[F19p. umbilicalis]
[F17Stonecrop, Australian Swamp (otherwise known as New Zealand Pygmyweed)][F17Crassula helmsii]
[F19Wakame] [F19Undaria pinnatifida]
[F18[F17Waterweed, Curly]][F18[F17Lagarosiphon major]]
[F22[F17Waterweeds]] [F22Waterweeds (except Nuttall’s Waterweed)][F22[F17All species of the genus Elodea.]] [F22All species of the genus Elodea, except Elodea nuttallii]

Note. The common name or names given in the first column of this Schedule are included by way of guidance only; in the event of any dispute or proceedings, the common name or names shall not be taken into account.]]

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