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Nature Protection Act 1991.

Type of law
Legislation
Date of original text
Source

Abstract
This Act is stipulated in order to provide for the protection of wild birds, animals and plants and for the designation and preservation of protected areas for the purpose of nature conservation and matters incidental thereto.
This Act has the direct purpose to transpose into the Legal system of Gibraltar the provisions of Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds; Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora; Council Directive 2006/105/EC of 20 November 2006 adapting Directives 73/239/EEC, 74/557/EEC and 2002/83/EC in the field of environment, by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania; Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds; and Council Directive 2013/17/EU of 13 May 2013 adapting certain directives in the field of environment, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia.
The text is divided into III main Parts and 25 sub-sections. Titles of main Parts are as follows: Preliminary provisions (I); Protection of wild birds, wild animals and wild plants (II); Designation of sites (IIA); Appropriate assessments for land use plans (IIB); Nature conservation (III).
Topics elaborated in these sections are: general interpretation; protection of wild birds, their nests and eggs; prohibition of certain methods of hunting, killing, injuring or taking wild birds; sale etc of wild or dead wild birds, eggs etc; protection of captive birds; special conservation measures; protection of certain wild animals; prohibition on certain methods of killing or taking wild animals; protection of wild plants; introduction of new species of animals, plants and birds; licenses; enforcement and offences and penalties; designation of sites under the Habitats Directive; designation of sites under the Wild Birds Directive; designation of other special protected areas; information to be sent to the European Commission; surveillance of conservation status of habitats and species; protection of certain animals from exploitation; monitoring over incidental capturing and killing; protection of habitats from pollution or deterioration; penalties in relation to nature conservation areas and marine nature areas; wildlife warden service and rules; various fees.
Schedules 1-10 are also part of this publication (specified wild animals; excluded plants; endangered wild birds, wild animals and wild plants; European protected species of animals; animals which may not be taken or killed in certain ways; text of Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds; wild birds which re-use their nests; admission fees).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
This Act entered into force on 9 May 1991.
Notes
Consolidated version
Repealed
No
Publication reference
1991-11/2018-257
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No