Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000

Amendment of section 15 (nature reserves on lands owned by the Minister or by the State) of Principal Act.

26.—Section 15 of the Principal Act is hereby amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following for paragraph (a) of subsection (2):

“(a) land to which this section applies—

(i) includes the habitat or forms, or is capable of being made to form, the habitat or part of the habitat of one or more species or community, being a species or community which is of scientific interest, or

(ii) includes or forms an ecosystem, or part of an ecosystem, which is of scientific interest, or

(iii) contains features of geological, geomorphological or other natural interest,

and that in the case of such habitat or ecosystem, or such part of the ecosystem, or geological, geomorphological or other natural interest is likely to benefit if measures are taken for its protection,”,


(b) by the substitution, in subsection (5), of “, characteristics or boundaries” for “or characteristics”,

and the said subsection (5), as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


(5) The Minister shall not amend an establishment order unless he considers that the objectives, as regards which the relevant nature reserve was established, require revision because of changes in the features, characteristics or boundaries of the reserve or in any other circumstance which affects the reserve.