305. Offences protecting European protected species.

A person who:

(1)     deliberately captures, injures or kills any wild animal1 of a particular species protected by EU law2;

(2)     deliberately disturbs3 wild animals of any such species4;

(3)     deliberately takes or destroys the eggs of such an animal5; or

(4)     damages or destroys a breeding site or resting place of such an animal6,

is guilty of an offence7.

It is an offence for any person to be in possession of, or to control, to transport, to sell or exchange, or to offer for sale or exchange, any live or dead animal8 or part of an animal which has been taken from the wild