Services

  1. Bats: apply for a mitigation licence (A13)

    Apply for a licence to do development or other work that may affect bats and find out how to report your actions.

  2. Mink, coypu, muskrat and grey squirrels: apply for a licence to keep them (A04 and LR04)

    Apply for a licence to keep certain non-native species for exhibition or for science and education purposes and find out how to report your actions.

  3. Mammals: licence to kill, take or disturb for health and safety (A05 and LR05)

    Apply for a licence application form to kill, take or disturb mammals and use prohibited methods to prevent damage and protect public health, and find out how to report your actions.

  4. Red squirrels and pine martens: licence to sell dead specimens

    Get a general licence to sell dead wild red squirrels and pine martens (licence GL20).

  5. Shrews: licence to trap them

    Get a licence to take shrews to ring or mark them, or for scientific or educational purposes (licence GL01).

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Bats: protection and licences
  2. Bats: surveys and mitigation for development projects
  3. Badgers: protection and licences
  4. Badgers: surveys and mitigation for development projects
  5. Rabbits: how to control numbers
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
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