Definitions for "Protected Species"
Species which have legal protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Protection of Badgers Act 1992. This provides protection for birds, specific protection for some animals such as bats, newts, otters, reptiles and badgers, and protection for wild plants.
plant and animal species, including all wild birds, protected under the Conservation (Natural Habitats and Conservation) Regulations 1994, the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and subsequent amendments, or other species protected under legislation specific to them.
Plants which may not be hindered in their growth by any means because their species is nearing extinction; they are protected by both state and federal legislation.