New, consolidated Wildlife Bill on it’s way?

November 18th, 2015
Posted in Ecology
Great Crested Newt

The Law Commission have just published their final report and have recommended that the current patchwork of wildlife legislation be replaced with a new, single statute. This would bring together 120 years of legislation, including all of the EU directives, international conventions and national legislation, creating a single clearer and simpler Wildlife Bill. Existing protections for wild animals, birds and plants would be maintained, but with schedules of species reviewed every five years.

Buglife have published a useful commentary and review of the proposed changes:  https://www.buglife.org.uk/blog/matt-shardlow-ceo/wildlife-bill-initial-buglife-response