The Wildlife and Countryside (Registration, Ringing and Marking of Certain Captive Birds) (Wales) Regulations 2011

CitationSI 2011/1653

2011No. 1653 (W.188)

WILDLIFE, WALES

The Wildlife and Countryside (Registration, Ringing and Marking of Certain Captive Birds) (Wales) Regulations 2011

5July2011

7July2011

1August2011

The Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 7(1) and (2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981( 1), make the following Regulations:

Title, commencement and application

1.-(1) The title of these Regulations is the Wildlife and Countryside (Registration, Ringing and Marking of Certain Captive Birds) (Wales) Regulations 2011.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 1 August 2011 and apply in relation to Wales.

Interpretation

2.-(1) In these Regulations-

"keep" ("cadw") means keep, possess or control;

"keeper" ("ceidwad") means the person who keeps, or has possession of, or control over, a bird;

"registered address" ("cyfeiriad cofrestredig") means the address contained in the register maintained by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 3(1);

"registered keeper" ("ceidwad cofrestredig") in relation to a registered bird means the person registered as keeper of the bird in the register maintained by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 3(1);

"ring" ("modrwy") means any ring or band for ringing a bird; and

"the Act" ("y Deddf") means the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

(2) In these Regulations, any reference to a bird to which these Regulations apply is a reference to any bird included in Schedule 4 to the Act which any person keeps.

Registration

3.-(1) The Welsh Ministers must, for the purposes of section 7( 2) of the Act, maintain a register of birds to which these Regulations apply which are kept at addresses in Wales.

(2) An application for registration must be made by the keeper, or prospective keeper, of the bird to which the application relates on a form obtained from the Welsh Ministers.

(3) The Welsh Ministers must require an application to be accompanied by such reasonable charge for registration as they have determined under section 7(2A) of the Act(1).

(4) Upon receiving an application for registration, the Welsh Ministers must enter the relevant information on the register. But this is subject to paragraphs (5) and (6).

(5) The Welsh Ministers must not register any bird to which these Regulations apply unless satisfied that the bird has been ringed or marked in accordance with regulation 6.

(6) The Welsh Ministers may decline to make an entry in the register in respect of an application until the charge referred to in paragraph (3) of this regulation has been paid.

(7) Upon being notified in accordance with regulation 4(1)(d)(ii) of a change in the address at which a registered bird will be kept, the Welsh Ministers must ensure that the new address is entered onto the register as the registered address for that bird.

Termination

4.-(1) A registration ceases to have effect-

(a) when the registered bird-(i) dies;(ii) escapes or is released into the wild;(iii) is disposed of by way of sale or otherwise;(iv) is exported from...

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