Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869


Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869

Infobox UK Legislation
short_title=Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869
parliament=Parliament of the United Kingdom
long_title=An Act for the Preservation of Sea Birds
statute_book_chapter=32 & 33 Vict. c. 17
introduced_by=Christopher Sykes (MP)
territorial_extent=
royal_assent=24 June 1869
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status=Repealed
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The Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869 (32 & 33 Vict. c. 17) was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. It was the first act to protect wild birds in that country. Barclay-Smith (1959)]

History

In 1868, Professor Alfred Newton addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science on the "On the Zoological Aspect of the Game Laws". Barclay-Smith (1959)] In particular, he urged for protection of birds of prey and seabirds during the breeding season. The British Association appointed a committee to propose a close season. The committee consisted of Frank Buckland, Henry Eeles Dresser, William Bernhardt Tegetmeier and Henry Baker Tristram. James Edmund Harting was later co-opted onto the committee.

Newton's speech cited the destruction of seabirds on the Isle of Wight and Flamborough Head. Wide publicity of his speech led to public condemnation of the residents of Bridlington. Rev. Henry Frederick Barnes-Lawrence of Bridlington Priory held a meeting of local clergy and naturalists and formed the Association for the Protection of Sea-Birds. Barnes-Lawrence's Association had the support of Francis Orpen Morris, William Thomson, Archbishop of York, and local MP Christopher Sykes.

The Act

It was introduced by Christopher Sykes (MP), Mr Clay and Mr Ward Jackson on behalf of the Association for the Protection of Sea-Birds. The act was designed to reduce the effects of shooting and egg collecting during the breeding season. Barclay-Smith (1959)] It gave limited protection to "the different species of auk, bonxie, Cornish chough, coulterneb, diver, eider duck, fulmar, gannet, grebe, guillemot, gull, kittiwake, loon, marrot, merganser, murre, oyster catcher, petrel, puffin, razor bill, scout, seamew, sea parrot, sea swallow, shearwater, shelldrake, skua, smew, solan goose, tarrock, tern, tystey, willock". [Sea Birds Preservation Act 1869, Section 1] [Greenoak (1979)]

ee also

*British Association for the Advancement of Science
*British Ornithologists' Union
*Conservation biology
*Henry Eeles Dresser
*Game Act 1831
*James Edmund Harting
*Francis Orpen Morris
*Alfred Newton
*Christopher Sykes (MP)
*William Bernhardt Tegetmeier
*William Thomson, Archbishop of York
*Henry Baker Tristram

Footnotes

References

* Barclay-Smith, Phyllis (1959): [http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120816053/abstract "The British contribution to bird protection"] "Ibis" 101(1):pp 115-122
* Greenoak, Francesca (1979): "All the Birds of the Air" Andre Deutsch, London

External links

* [http://www.hull.ac.uk/arc/collection/pressuregrouparchives/apsb Association for the Protection of Sea-Birds]
* [http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1869/feb/26/leave Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Leave]
* [http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1869/mar/05/bill-28-second-reading Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Second Reading]
* [http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1869/apr/09/bill-59-consideration Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Consideration]
* [http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1869/may/04/sea-birds-preservation-bill Hansard: Sea Birds Preservation Bill, Lord's Committee]


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