Consultation Outcome

Code of practice for species control provisions in Wales

This consultation ended 388 days ago.

Details of outcome

Summary of responses
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Summary of outcome 

The summary of responses is now available.

Original consultation

Summary 
We seek your views on a draft code of practice for Wales on new species control provisions.
Consultation period 
This consultation ran from 12 January 2016 to 4 April 2016
Consultation launched 12 January 2016

Documents

Consultation document
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Draft code of practice - Species Control Provisions
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Consultation description 

As a result of changes brought in by the Infrastructure Act 2015 new species control provisions are now contained in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. These provisions have been introduced to ensure that in certain circumstances appropriate action can be taken against invasive non-native species.

Welsh Ministers and Natural Resources Wales have new powers requiring owners to control invasive non-native species or allow them to do so where an owner has refused to act or allow access.  Provisions may also be applied to formerly resident native animals where they have been released unlawfully.

The draft code of practice sets out how the provisions should be applied.