I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out         Of Here   Robert Sutherland, Advocate     Terra Firma Chambers
I’m A Cecropia,                Get Me Out Of HereShirley Clelland, South Lanarkshire CouncilPhoto Copyright, letsrecycle.c...
I’m A Cecropia,                 Get Me Out Of HereThe Problem• Botanic collections• Climate change• Travel• Commercial exp...
I’m A Cecropia,                 Get Me Out Of HereThe Problem• 40% of worldwide animal extinctions since  17th Century att...
I’m A Cecropia,                     Get Me Out Of HereThe Present• Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981  – An offence to rele...
I’m A Cecropia,                   Get Me Out Of HereThe Present• Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981  – Section 14 amended i...
I’m A Cecropia,                 Get Me Out Of HereThe Present• River Basin Management Plans• Rural Development Contracts (...
I’m A Cecropia,                    Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011  – ...
I’m A Cecropia,                    Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011  – ...
I’m A Cecropia,                   Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011  – A...
I’m A Cecropia,                    Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011  – ...
I’m A Cecropia,                   Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011  – D...
I’m A Cecropia,                       Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011 ...
I’m A Cecropia,                     Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment  (Scotland) Act 2011  –...
I’m A Cecropia,                   Get Me Out Of HereBorder Raiders• Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981  – Differences in En...
I’m A Cecropia,                   Get Me Out Of HereBorder Raiders• Cecropia peltata  – ‘... rapidly invades disturbed are...
I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out         Of Here   Robert Sutherland, Advocate     Terra Firma Chambers
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A presentation on legislation in Scotland regulating invasive non-native (plant and animal) species. The presentation examines the causes and nature of the problem, lists examples of INNS, discusses the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the changes made under the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011.

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I'm a cecropia, get me out of here 2011 10_03

  1. 1. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of Here Robert Sutherland, Advocate Terra Firma Chambers
  2. 2. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereShirley Clelland, South Lanarkshire CouncilPhoto Copyright, letsrecycle.com and Viridor
  3. 3. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Problem• Botanic collections• Climate change• Travel• Commercial exploitation of species• Unintended importation• Rhodenendron, crayfish, mussels, mink, Japanese knotweed, grey squirrels
  4. 4. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Problem• 40% of worldwide animal extinctions since 17th Century attributable to INNS• Increasing trend for invasive species to spread• Annual GB cost = £1.7bn• Annual Scottish cost = £244.7m• Uists Hedgehog programme = £1.3m +
  5. 5. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Present• Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – An offence to release or allow to escape into the wild any animal of a kind not ordinarily resident in nor a regular visitor to GB in a wild state, or included in Part I of Schedule 9 – An offence to plant or grow in the wild any plant included in Part II of Schedule 9 (Section 14)
  6. 6. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Present• Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – Section 14 amended in 2004 to include hypbrid plants and animals – An offence to allow a Schedule 9 animal to be released or allowed to escape – Section 14A – an offence to sell – Section 14B – Guidance – Section 16 – Licensing regime
  7. 7. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Present• River Basin Management Plans• Rural Development Contracts (Rural Priorities) (Scotland) Regulations 2008• Species Action Framework (2007)• Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain (2008)
  8. 8. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – an offence to release or allow to escape from captivity any animal to a place outwith its native range, or any type of animal of a type specified by an order of the Scottish Ministers (Section 14(1)(a))
  9. 9. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – An offence to cause any animal outwith the control of any person to be at a place outwith its native range – Exception to S14(1) for common pheasant and red-legged partridge, and others specified by Order (Section 14(2A) and (2B))
  10. 10. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – An offence to keep, possess, or control any invasive animal or plant specified by Order (Section 14ZC) – An offence to sell, offer or expose for sale any invasive animal or plant specified (Section 14A)
  11. 11. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – Definitions – Section 14P – Licensing of a prohibited activity – Sections 16 and 16A
  12. 12. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – Duty to notify the presence of specified invasive animals or invasive plants outwith their native range (Section 14B) – Code of Practice – has evidential effect (Section 14C)
  13. 13. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – Species Control Orders – Sections14D - 14O • Defined – Section 14F • What can and cannot be done • Made by a ‘relevant body’ • 42 day period to reach agreement first • Emergency Species Control Order
  14. 14. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereThe Future• Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 – Species Control Orders – Sections14D - 14O • Effective 28 days after giving notice, unless an emergency control order • Fine and/or imprisonment • Right of appeal to sheriff – 28 days from notice • Powers to enter premises
  15. 15. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereBorder Raiders• Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – Differences in English/Scottish provisions since 2004 – England – updating Schedule 9 – Scotland - Schedule 9 not applicable following implementation of 2011 Act – Differences increasing
  16. 16. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of HereBorder Raiders• Cecropia peltata – ‘... rapidly invades disturbed areas, such as forest canopy gaps, roadsides, lava flows, agricultural sites, urban locations, and other disturbed areas .... It may be replacing, or competing with, other native pioneer species in some locations.’ ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
  17. 17. I’m A Cecropia, Get Me Out Of Here Robert Sutherland, Advocate Terra Firma Chambers

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