The Marine Life Information Network

Information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles


Species listed under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981)

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (amended 1985) provides the cornerstone to nature conservation in Great Britain. The Act sets out provisions for the protection of species in England, Wales and Scotland, including the establishment of Marine Nature Reserves. It was amended further by the Countryside Rights of Way Act (2000). Further detail: JNCC

Available MarLIN information on species protected under the W&C Act is listed below, based on the JNCC Taxon designations list 2014.

Species Shotlist