Wildlife Act 1976 (Protection of Wild Animals) Regulations 2022
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
Commencement: 3rd October 2022
Amends: Wildlife Act 1976
The protected wild animals and birds are listed in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Schedule. It is an offence to hunt, export or sell protected animals and wild birds without a license or permission to do so. The Act also prohibits the use off firearms, snares or traps to capture or hunt protected animals, unless a license or other permission has been granted. Certain time periods throughout the year, known as open seasons allow the hunting of wild birds without a license.
Unless written notice of intention is given of more than seven days, vegetation should not be burnt within one mile of a wood, which is not the property of that person, or on land to which an order or agreement made under the Act relates to.
It is an offence to cut, burn or destroy any vegetation growing on land that has not been cultivated between 15 April and 31 August in any year.
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