NERC Act 2006. Section 42: Species of Principal Importance in Wales
Species “of principal importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity” covered under section 42 (Wales) of the NERC Act (2006) and therefore need to be taken into consideration by a public body when performing any of its functions with a view to con
JNCC has extracted this version of the list from information supplied by CCW. This has been done primarily because this list is important to Recorder Users. To speed up the collation process only scientific names were used - ie the common names as designa
This list contains 544 species
- ID number:
- Joint Nature Conservation Committee
- Last updated:
- 06 July 2009
- are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example two names for the same species. One basic principle of zoological nomenclature is that the earliest correctly published and available name (the senior synonym) takes precedence and must be used for the taxon, if no other restrictions interfere.
- Common name:
- A common name of an organism (also known as a vernacular name, colloquial name, trivial name, trivial epithet, country name, or farmer's name) is a name in general use within a community; it is often contrasted with a scientific name.
If you are having problems with this checklist please let us know by email
Natural History Museum
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5000