Services

  1. Hunting and shooting wildlife

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

  2. Report an environmental incident

    How to report environmental incidents, including pollution

  3. Report a dead or injured animal

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

  4. Visit national parks, nature reserves and green spaces

    Find nature reserves, national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and green spaces

  5. Find protected areas of countryside

    Find protected areas, check if your business or home is near one and what environmental restrictions apply

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Wildlife licences: when you need to apply
  2. Permission to trap crayfish, eels, elvers, salmon and sea trout
  3. Stop invasive non-native plants from spreading
  4. Prevent Japanese knotweed from spreading
  5. Bats: protection and licences
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News and communications

  1. VMD Export Certificates being issued electronically
  2. VMD: Civil Service People Survey 2019
  3. Post-Transition period action deadlines will go beyond 2020
  4. VMD incoming post
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Research and statistics

  1. Point of first release for statistics on abundance of UK butterflies
  2. Hen harriers: tracking programme update
  3. Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance and Sales Surveillance 2018
  4. Digest of statistics for salmon and inland fisheries in the DAERA jurisdiction 2019
  5. Northern Ireland environmental statistics report 2019
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Safeguarding the environment in British Overseas Territories: call for evidence
  2. Coarse fishing close season on English rivers
  3. Invasive alien species: management measures for widely spread species in England and Wales
  4. General licences for wild birds: survey on management measures in England
  5. Use of general licences for the management of certain wild birds: a call for evidence
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Summary of wildlife licences issued by Natural England in 2019
  2. Fisheries annual report 2018 to 2019
  3. Summary of wildlife licences issued by Natural England in 2018
  4. VMD FOI requests received between 1 January and 30 June 2019
  5. Cumbria BogLIFE project
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