Legislation & Guidance

Legislation & Guidance

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 - Due diligence good practice guide

Document Overview Description

This guide has been produced in response to provisions introduced into the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 by the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 which enable owners and managers involved in the shooting industry to be held liable for certain wildlife crimes committed by others, unless they can show that they have taken all reasonable steps and exercised all due diligence to prevent these crimes happening.