The Wild Birds (Special Protection in Severe Weather) (Scotland) (No. 3) Order 2010

JurisdictionScotland
CitationSSI 2010/470

2010 No. 470

Wildlife

The Wild Birds (Special Protection in Severe Weather) (Scotland) (No. 3) Order 2010

Made 23th December 2010

Coming into force 24th December 2010

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(6) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 19811and all other powers enabling them to do so.

It appears to the Scottish Ministers that it is expedient that those birds which are included in Part I of Schedule 2 to that Act and specified in the Schedule to this Order should be protected during a period outside the close season for those birds.

In accordance with section 2(7) of that Act, they have consulted with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, which appears to them to be a person representative of persons interested in the shooting of the birds to be protected by this Order.

In accordance with section 26(4)(b) of that Act, they have consulted with Scottish Natural Heritage, being the advisory body they consider is best able to advise them as to whether this Order should be made.

S-1 Citation, commencement and extent

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Wild Birds (Special Protection in Severe Weather) (Scotland) (No. 3) Order 2010 and comes into force on 24th December 2010.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

S-2 Special Protection

Special Protection

2.—(1) The period beginning at 0000 hours on 24th December 2010 and ending at 2359 hours on 6th January 2011 is declared as a period of special protection for those birds included in Part I of Schedule 2 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and which are specified in the Schedule to this Order, with respect to the part of Great Britain specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The part of Great Britain specified for the purposes of this Order is Scotland.

R CUNNINGHAM

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

23rd December 2010

SCHEDULE

Article 2

SCHEDULE

Coot

Duck, Tufted

Gadwall

Goldeneye

Goose, Canada

Goose, Greylag

Goose, Pink-footed

Mallard

Moorhen

Pintail

Plover, Golden

Pochard

Shoveler

Snipe, Common

Teal

Wigeon

Woodcock

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order creates a period of special protection for certain wild birds listed in Part I of Schedule 2 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 during which they are protected in the same manner as they are during the close...

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