Natural England - Wildlife Management and Licensing

Wildlife Management and Licensing

Certain species of animals and plants found in the wild in the UK are legally protected from being harmed or disturbed by a range of legislation. It is possible to get licences for certain activities that would otherwise be illegal and receive a range of advice on licensing and wildlife management from Natural England.

Searching for advice and licences has just got easier. You can now search for advice, licences and forms by individual species.

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(10 April 2014) Natural England has released an April EPS mitigation licensing newsletter: (240kb)pdf document. This contains information on bat annexed licensing and the use of eDNA sampling to support GCN licence applications. For all previous issues see the EPS newsletter page.

(25 March 2014) The bat licensing process has been simplified to help more applications receive a licence on the first submission. This process is explained in the annexed licence frequently asked questions: (286kb)pdf document. A revised method statement and a new work schedule template is now available for immediate use on our application forms page. For further details, see the latest EPS newsletter: (285kb)pdf document

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