Protected Species

What are Protected Species?

Protected species are wildlife and habitats that are protected by UK law and/or under European Law.

UK Law

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • Environment (Wales) Act 2016
  • Badgers Act 1992
  • Deer Act 1991

European Law

  • Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 (as amended)

To find out more information on the wildlife and habitats protected by UK Law visit Natural Resources Wales.  

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