|Type of consultation||White paper|
|Deadline for comments||27/11/2018|
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
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
You can complete the consultation questionnaire online or print off a PDF version to complete and return to:
Natural Environment, Howard Davis Farm, La Route de la Trinité, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5JD
Online consultation questionnaire