As announced in December 2020, the 7th Quinquennial Review of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (QQR 7) will start in just over two weeks' time, on Thursday 8 April 2021. Originally scheduled for 2020, QQR 7 has been delayed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Quinquennial Review (QQR) is undertaken every five years by the country nature conservation bodies in Great Britain (Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, and NatureScot), working through JNCC. As a result of a review of the QQR criteria, the data-gathering process for QQR 7 has been greatly simplified. Through the QQR 7 process, you will be able to:
- propose new Endangered species for inclusion on the schedules;
- propose species for removal from the schedules;
- propose a change in protection status of species on the schedules.
To find out more, or to propose changes to the schedules, please visit the QQR 7 webpage. The Information Pack will be updated on 7 April. Details will also be sent to all stakeholders who have already registered an interest in QQR 7.