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The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule) Order1992

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Statutory Instruments

1992 No. 320


The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule) Order1992


20th February 1992

Laid before Parliament

25th February 1992

Coming into force

17th March 1992

The Secretary of State—

having given any local authority affected and any other person affected an opportunity to submit objections or representations with respect to the subject matter of this Order;

having consulted with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, being the advisory body he considered was best able to advise him as to whether the order should be made;

in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 22(5) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedule) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 17th March 1992.

Variation of Schedule 9

2.  The following animals are added to Part I of Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981—

Common nameScientific name
Crayfish, NobleAstacus astacus
Crayfish, SignalPacifastacus leniusculus
Crayfish, TurkishAstacus leptodactylus
Deer, SikaCervus nippon
Flatworm, New ZealandArtiposthia triangulata
Newt, Italian CrestedTriturus carnifex
Snake, AesculapianElaphe longissima

3.  The following plants are added to Part II of Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981—

Common nameScientific name
Kelp, GiantMacrocystis angustifolia
Kelp, GiantMacrocystis integrifolia
Kelp, GiantMacrocystis laevis
Kelp, JapaneseLaminaria japonica
Seafingers, GreenCodium fragile tomentosoides
Seaweed, Californian RedPikea californica
Seaweed, Hooked AsparagusAsparagopsis armata
Seaweeds, Laver (except native species)Porphyra spp except—
p. amethystea
p. leucosticta
p. linearis
p. miniata
p. purpurea
p. umbilicalis
WakameUndaria pinnatifida.

Michael Heseltine

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

20th February 1992

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which applies throughout Great Britain, varies Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which lists species of animals which may not be released or allowed to escape into the wild and species of plants which may not be planted or otherwise caused to grow in the wild.

Article 2 adds seven species of animal to Part I of Schedule 9 to the Act and Article 3 adds eight species of plant and one group of species of plant to Part II of that Schedule.

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