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. Volunteer bat roost visitor: expression of interest

    Use this form to register as a trainee volunteer bat roost visitor (VBRV) with Natural England.

  3. Bats: report action taken under a volunteer bat roost visitor licence

    Send in this form to report action taken and to remain registered.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Protected species: how to review planning applications
  2. Bats: surveys and mitigation for development projects
  3. Great crested newts: surveys and mitigation for development projects
  4. Badgers: surveys and mitigation for development projects
  5. Otters: surveys and mitigation for development projects
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News and communications

  1. UK aid tackles wildlife crime with innovative solutions
  2. Hen Harrier Breeding Success
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
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