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38 2000



Preliminary and General

Short title, collective citation and construction.

1. —(1) This Act may be cited as the Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000 .

(2) The Principal Act, as amended by the Regulations of 1985, and this Act (other than paragraphs (a) and (b) of section 5 and Part VII) may be cited together as the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000, and shall be construed together as one.


2. —This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of the Act.


3. —(1) In this Act—

“the Arbitrator” means a person appointed under, and for the purposes referred to in, section 10 ;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands;

“the Principal Act” means the Wildlife Act, 1976 ;

“the Regulations of 1985” means the European Communities (Wildlife Act, 1976) (Amendment) Regulations, 1985 (S.I. No. 397 of 1985).

(2) (a) A reference in this Act to a section is a reference to a section of this Act unless it is indicated that a reference to some other Act is intended.

(b) A reference in this Act to a subsection, paragraph or subparagraph is to the subsection, paragraph or subparagraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.

Saver for orders, etc.

4. —No repeal or amendment by this Act shall be construed so as to affect the continuance, in accordance with its terms and conditions, of any order or designation, or licence granted under the Wildlife Act, 1976 , which was subsisting at the time of commencement of the relevant provision of this Act.


5. —The following are hereby repealed:

(a) in the Forestry Act, 1946 , Part III (sections 12 to 34) and section 60,

(b) the Forestry Act, 1956 ,

(c) sections 7, 42(7), 60 and 61, subsections (1) to (4) of section 63 and section 68 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 .