Wildlife, animals, biodiversity and ecosystems


  1. Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK

    Taking pets abroad on holiday or to live - pet passports, PETS travel scheme, microchipping, rabies vaccinations, quarantine, travelling with assistance dogs

  2. Report an environmental incident

    How to report environmental incidents, including pollution

  3. Controlling your dog in public

    You can be fined if your dog is out of control in public - find out about Dog Control Orders, banned dogs, dog fouling and reporting a dangerous dog

  4. Hunting and shooting wildlife

    Open and closed season for hunting, what you can use and the wildlife you can hunt

  5. Report a dead or injured animal

    Report a dead or injured animal such as a badger, fox or domestic pet found on the road

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people in England with animals
  2. Pet travel to Europe from 1 January 2021
  3. Register land you use to keep livestock
  4. Prevent Japanese knotweed from spreading
  5. National rod fishing byelaws for England - freshwater fishing with a rod and line
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News and communications

  1. Extemporaneous products: temporary change of supply
  2. Veterinary practice premises: temporary change of premises
  3. Veterinary surgeons: temporary changes to the retail supply of veterinary medicines
  4. SQPs temporarily allowed to prescribe and authorise supply of veterinary medicines remotely
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Research and statistics

  1. African swine fever in pigs in South East Asia and Oceania
  2. Northern Ireland environmental statistics report 2020
  3. Animal and Plant Health Agency – Research at APHA
  4. Equine infectious anaemia in France
  5. UK farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR): breed inventory results
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Hunting trophies: controlling imports to and exports from the UK
  2. Hunting trophies: call for evidence
  3. Bovine TB: comment on an application for a badger disease control licence, February 2020
  4. Bovine TB: comment on an application for a supplementary badger disease control licence, February 2020
  5. River basin planning: Challenges and Choices
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Animals in Science Regulation Unit annual report 2018
  2. Project Licence Application (PLA) subgroup: terms of reference
  3. Animals in Science Committee: members' register of interests
  4. Kent's National Nature Reserves
  5. Statistics on the Index of Exempted Dogs FOI2020/03986
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