Draft Wildlife (Jersey) Law 202-

Scrutiny review - Environment, Housing and Infrastructure Panel

Launch date: 15/09/2020

Review status: Review started

What is the review about?

​The Draft Wildlife (Jersey) Law 202- [P.110-2020] was lodged in the States by the Minister for the Environment on 11th September 2020. The main aim of the Draft Law is to revise and update the statutory protection of wild animals, wild birds and wild plants in Jersey. The Draft Law, if adopted, will provide a strengthened legal and administrative framework for the regulation and enforcement of activities affecting wildlife. In addition, it will ensure that Jersey meets current international standards and ensuring compliance with the Island's strategic and international responsibilities. The Law makes new provision to control invasive non-native species and creates a duty for public bodies to promote biodiversity in Jersey.

The Draft Law was subject to public consultation during late 2018, with a consultation report published online in March 2019.

The proposition is due for States debate on 3rd November 2020.

Review progress

​The Panel will undertake a short review of the proposals, based on information given by the Minister and officers in various briefings provided to the Panel, in addition to views received by other stakeholders. The Panel will issue a Comments paper ahead of the debate on 3rd November 2020.

Terms of reference

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