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DEFRA: The Regulation and Control of the Release of Non-native Animals and Plants into the Wild in Great Britain:

Outlines the statutory position of releasing non-native species under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside act.

In summary: non-native animals (prohibited) and plants (only those listed in Part II of Schedule 9 are prohibited). Other organisms (fungi, protozoa, monera, viruses) are not prohibited. Obviously this only applies to the 1981 Act and other legislation may apply.

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Malcolm Storey

Taxonomic Scope

ANIMALIA (animals) Background Reading Current UK Law on introductions.
PLANTAE Haeckel, 1866 (plants) Background Reading Current UK Law on introductions.
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