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Draft Wildlife (Jersey) Law 201-

DepartmentInfrastructure, Housing and Environment
Start date16/10/2018
End date27/11/2018
Type of consultationWhite paper
Deadline for comments27/11/2018

About the consultation

​Growth, Housing and Environment is consulting on the draft Wildlife (Jersey) Law 201-. The aim of this consultation is to invite comments on the Law by completing the online questionnaire.

The Wildlife (Jersey) Law 201- will replace the existing Conservation of Wildlife (Jersey) Law 2000 as the primary legislation in Jersey protecting wildlife from harm. The new Law has been drafted to meet the following key objectives:

  • provide a modern approach to wildlife conservation, incorporating appropriate and up to date terminology
  • meet the requirements of Jersey's international responsibilities for the protection of wildlife and habitats
  •  provide a flexible framework that reflects different levels of protection for wildlife
  • allow for an effective and efficient system of regulating and enforcing activities affecting protected species

The questionnaire asks for your views on the following main areas of the draft Law:
  • definitions for 'wild animal' and 'wild bird'
  • schedules and levels of protection for wild animals, birds and plants
  • protection of dens, nests, breeding sites and resting sites
  • areas of special protection
  • methods of killing or taking all wild birds and wild animals
  • release of animals, birds and plants into the wild
  • licences

There is also opportunity for general comments to be made if you wish.

All responses will be treated in confidence and will be considered before finalising the draft Law and lodging a proposition for States debate in early 2019.

Wildlife Law consultation paper

1st Quinquennial review responses and summary report

Draft Wildlife (Jersey) Law 201-

Conservation of Wildlife (Jersey) Law 2000

Conservation of Wildlife (Protected Plants) Order 2009

Public meeting dates

​Three meetings were held in November during which a presentation on the draft Law was made. 

How to submit comments to the consultation

This consultation is closed on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Responses to the consultation

Consultation response report

Consultation responses

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