Research and analysis

Wildlife Law

This is the final report of the Wildlife Law project.

Documents

Wildlife Law volume 1: report

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Wildlife Law volume 2: draft legislation

Print file - Wildlife Law volume 1: report

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In this report we recommend that the patchwork of existing legislation be replaced by a single statute. The new statute brings together the law governing the protection, control and management of wildlife to make it more consistent, easier to understand and simpler to use. Reflecting relevant EU directives and international conventions as well as national wildlife policy, the statute provides a regulatory framework organised around schedules listing protected and controlled species and prohibited conduct.

Further information about this project is available on the Law Commission website.

Published 10 November 2015