Protection of Birds Act 1955

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Protection of Birds Act 1955

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AT 9 of 1955

PROTECTION OF BIRDS ACT 1955

Protection of Birds Act 1955 Index


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PROTECTION OF BIRDS ACT 1955

Index Section Page

1 Restriction on importation or exportation of certain wild birds and eggs ............. 5
2 Enforcement of penalties, etc ........................................................................................ 6
3 Short title .......................................................................................................................... 6
4 Commencement .............................................................................................................. 6
SCHEDULE 7

ENDNOTES 9

TABLE OF LEGISLATION HISTORY 9
TABLE OF RENUMBERED PROVISIONS 9
TABLE OF ENDNOTE REFERENCES 9

Protection of Birds Act 1955 Section 1


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PROTECTION OF BIRDS ACT 1955

Received Royal Assent: 8 September 1955
Passed: 21 June 1955
Commenced: 21 June 1955
AN ACT
to restrict the importation or exportation of certain wild birds and
eggs.
GENERAL NOTES

1. This Act was repealed by the Wildlife Act 1990 Sch 10, but remains in operation
in respect of bird sanctuaries in existence prior to 1 January 1991 see GC9/91.
2. The maximum fines in this Act are as increased by the Fines Act 1986 and by the
Criminal Justice (Penalties, Etc.) Act 1993 s 1.
1 Restriction on importation or exportation of certain wild birds and eggs

(1) [Repealed]1

(2) The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture may by order —
(a) [Repealed]2

(b) prohibit, save as may be authorised by a licence granted by that
Department, the importation or exportation of all or any dead
wild birds or of all or any live wild birds, or of the eggs (including
the blown eggs) of any wild bird, for the whole or any specified
part of the year.3

(c) and (d)[Repealed]4

(3) Any order made by the Department under this section shall be laid
before Tynwald as soon as may be after it is made and shall not take
effect until approved by Tynwald.5

(4) [Repealed]6

(5) In this section the expression ‘wild bird’ does not include pheasant,
partridge, grouse (or moor game), black (or heath) game, or ptarmigan.
(6) Any person offending against the provisions of any order made in
pursuance of this section, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act.7

Section 2 Protection of Birds Act 1955


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2 Enforcement of penalties, etc

[1954/12]
(1) A constable may, without warrant, stop and search any person found
committing an offence against this Act and any vehicle, boat or animal
which that person may then be using and may —
(a) arrest that person if he fails to give his name and address to the
constable’s satisfaction; and
(b) seize and detain for the purposes of proceedings under this Act,
any wild bird, whether alive or dead, or any egg of a wild bird
which may be in that person’s possession.
(2) Any person guilty of an offence against this Act shall be liable on
summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,000 or to a term of
imprisonment not exceeding, for a first offence against this Act, one
month, or for a second or subsequent offence against this Act, three
months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment. Provided that,
where an offence was committed in respect of more than one bird or egg,
the maximum fine which may be imposed under this subsection shall be
determined as if the person convicted had been convicted in respect of
each bird or egg.
(3) The court before whom any person is convicted of an offence against this
Act shall order the forfeiture of any bird or egg in respect of which the
offence was committed.
3 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protection of Birds Act, 1955, and shall be
construed as one with the Wild Birds Protection Act, 1932, and that Act and this
Act may together cited as the Protection of Birds Acts, 1932 and 1955.
4 Commencement

This Act shall come into operation when the Royal Assent thereto has been by
the Governor announced to Tynwald and a certificate thereof has been signed
by the Governor and the Speaker of the House of Keys.
Protection of Birds Act 1955 Schedule



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SCHEDULE
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Protection of Birds Act 1955 Endnotes


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ENDNOTES

Table of Legislation History

Legislation Year and No Commencement






Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original Current






Table of Endnote References

1
Subs (1) repealed by Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12. 2
Para (a) repealed by Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12. 3
Para (b) amended by Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12 and by
GC121/86. 4
Subs (2) amended by SD155/10 Sch 3. Paras (c) and (d) repealed by Endangered
Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12. 5
Subs (3) amended by GC121/86. 6
Subs (4) repealed by Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12. 7
Subs (6) amended by Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12. 8
Sch repealed by Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act 1981 s 12.