Defra announced on 15 August, in a press notice entitled Kermitted to Frog Protection, that from 1 October 2008, the pool frog together with the lesser whirlpool ram’s-horn snail and the Fisher’s estuarine moth will be legally protected through the Habitats Regulations from being killed, taken, injured, disturbed, owned or sold, or having their resting or breeding places destroyed.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/news/2008/080818a.htm