Protected Species

Enumeration of offences for protection of wild animals and birds as specified in the Third Schedule of the National Conservation and Environment Protection Act.

Any person who

(a) willfully kills, wounds or takes any wild animal or wild bird specified in the Third Schedule;

(b) takes, removes, injures or destroys any nest or egg of a wild bird specified in the Third Schedule;

(c) exposes for sale, or knowingly has in possession, any wild animal or wild bird specified in the Third Schedule, or any part of such animal or bird, taken, wounded or killed in Saint Christopher and Nevis after the commencement of this Act; 22 Cap 11.03 National Conservation and Environment Protection Act Laws of Saint Christopher and Nevis Revision Date: 31 Dec 2009

(d) exports or attempts to export the skin or plummage of any wild animal or wild bird taken, wounded or killed, or the nest or eggs of any such animal or bird taken from Saint Christopher and Nevis after the commencement of this Act in relation to wild animals or wild birds specified in the Third Schedule; commits an offence under this Act.

PROTECTED SPECIES – WILD ANIMALS AND WILD BIRDS
  1. Deer
  1. Humming birds
  2. Yellow breast
  3. West Indian Canary
  4. Banana Bird
  5. Pea whistler
  6. Blacksmith
  7. West Indian Robin
  8. Chitty birds
  9. Gauldings
  10. Barbados black bird
  11. Loggerhead
  12. Partridge
  13. Wild duck
  14. Coo-coo
  15. Tern
  16. Crane
  17. Kingfisher
  18. Soursop bird
  19. Black witch
  20. Pheasants (all varieties but not including pheasant raised and kept in custody and which have not been released or abandoned)
  21. Wood dove
  22. Ground dove
  23. Quail
  24. Coots (red and white seal)
  25. Mountain dove
  26. Hawk
  27. Pelican