The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) (Amendment) Order 2019

Jurisdiction:  UK

Commencement:   1st October 2019

Amends:   Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981


Mini Summary

This Order changes the enforcement date on The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019, from 1st October 2019 to 1st December 2019.

The date for the first report publication has changed to the 1st December 2024 rather than 1st October 2024.   


Removes the Invasive Alien Species (IAS) of European Union concern from the scope of Sections 14 and 14ZA of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This brings all offences relating to species of European Union concern into one place under The Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019.

Schedule 9A is amended to ensure that species control agreements can be used for all species of European Union concern, including widely-spread invasive species.


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