Services

  1. Hunting and shooting wildlife

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

  2. Report a dead or injured animal

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

  3. Report an environmental incident

    How to report environmental incidents, including pollution

  4. Birds: licence to take or kill for health or safety purposes (GL05)

    Use this licence to catch alive or kill certain birds, or take, damage or destroy their nests, or take or destroy their eggs to preserve public health or safety.

  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. Bats: surveys and mitigation for development projects
  2. Prevent fish or shellfish diseases
  3. Prevent Japanese knotweed from spreading
  4. Wildlife licences: when you need to apply
  5. Prevent harmful weeds and invasive non-native plants spreading
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News and communications

  1. Restrictions on the use of metaldehyde to protect wildlife
  2. Somerset rivers stocked with fish ahead of Christmas
  3. Lynx reintroduction in Kielder Forest
  4. Project ‘setts’ up new home for badgers near M6
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Research and statistics

  1. Hen harriers: tracking programme update
  2. River habitat survey guidance manual
  3. Guidance on habitat for white-clawed crayfish
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Coarse fishing close season on English rivers
  2. National FCERM strategy: Strategic Environmental Assessment scoping report
  3. Case study: Darwin Initiative main round project
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Cumbria BogLIFE project
  2. Marches Mosses BogLIFE project
  3. Humberhead Peatlands restoration LIFE+ project
  4. Hoveton Wetlands restoration project
  5. Nature Improvement Areas: improved ecological networks
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