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The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) Order 1998

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This Order, which applies throughout Great Britain (except as respects the Deptford Pink plant), varies Schedules 5 and 8 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which list animals and plants protected under that Act.

Article 2 adds seven animals generally to Schedule 5, confers limited protection on four animals and extends the protection afforded to four animals. Article 2 also removes one animal from protection.

Article 3 adds seventeen plants to Schedule 8.

As respects the Mussel, Freshwater Pearl (Margaritifera margaritifera) this Order comes into force on 27th March 1998. The remainder of this Order comes into force on 16th April 1998.

Copies of Schedule 5 (the list of animals which are protected) and Schedule 8 (the list of plants which are protected) may be obtained, free of charge, from the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Room 902 Tollgate House, Houlton Street, Bristol BS2 9DJ.

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