Birds in UK Law

  • Shadwell Estates Ltd (Claimant) Breckland District Council (Defendant) Pigeon (Thetford) Ltd (Interested Party)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 11 Ene 2013
    ...... . 3 Stone-curlews are a protected species under Council Directive 79/409/EEC ("the Birds Directive"), as updated by Council Directive 2009/147/EC . The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 SI 2010 No 490 ("the Habitats ......
  • R (Haynes) v Stafford Borough Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 14 Jun 2006
    ......The third is that a "general licence" issued by central government in order to permit gatherings of birds under the Avian Influenza (Preventive Measures) (No 2) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/3394) was invalid and accordingly the council could not proceed on ......
  • Fisher and Others v English Nature
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 04 Jul 2003
    ...... . 12 Council Directive 79/409/EEC ("the Birds Directive") on the conservation of wild birds as adapted by the Habitats Directive identifies species listed in Annexe 1 that require special ......
  • Fisher and Others v English Nature
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 26 May 2004
    ...... in the instant case 17 — 18 Other protective mechanisms for birds: Special Protected Areas and the Birds Directive 19 — 24 The ......
  • Sustainable Shetland v Scottish Ministers
    • Supreme Court (Scotland)
    • 09 Feb 2015
    ...... of their challenge in the courts has related to the alleged failure of the ministers to take proper account of their obligations under the Birds Directive, in respect of the whimbrel, a protected migratory bird. Their challenge was upheld by the Lord Ordinary (Lady Clark of Calton) on other ......
  • R (Brown) v Secretary of State for Transport
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 26 Mar 2003
    ...... of a bridge over the estuary of the Taw, which it is said will breach two EC Directives, namely, 79/409 on the Conservation of Wild Birds and 92/43 on the Conservation of Natural Habitats. . 2 On 29 November 1999 Devon County Council, the promoters of the ......
  • R v David Hearne
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 16 Ene 2009
    ......In that aviary she contained a number of valuable domestic birds. The allegation against this appellant was that he had gone there in order to steal those birds. . 3 His defence was that he ......
  • Derek William Canning
    • Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
    • 15 Ene 1996
    ...... Court, the appellant was convicted of one count of keeping and offering for sale peregrine falcons (count 1) and six counts of selling such birds (counts 2 —7), all of those offences being contrary to Article 6 of EEC Regulations 3626/82 and Regulation 3(1) of the Control of Trade in ......
  • Rspca v Cundey sub nom Royal Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Cundey
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 22 Oct 2001
    ...... information laid by the RSPCA against Mr Cundey, alleging that he, on 4th July 2000, at Spring Cottage Farm, Alconbury attempted to kill wild birds, starlings, contrary to section 18(1) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1918 as amended ("the Act"). The background to this offence is set out in ......
  • Dodsworth v Crown Prosecution Service
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 08 Nov 2010
    ......The statutory background and history is of importance. In 1954, section 1 of the Protection of Birds Act provided so far as material that if any person wilfully “(c) takes … an egg of any wild bird”, he was guilty of an offence. There was no ......
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