Environmental management – collection

Class licences for wildlife management

Register to use a class licence for activities that need specific skill or experience to avoid risk to the conservation or welfare of a protected species.

If you plan to act under the authority of a class licence you:

  • must be registered to use most class licences
  • need to apply to be registered for each licence you use
  • remain eligible to use the licence(s) for as long as you remain registered
  • meet the recording and reporting requirement for each licence

You should use a general licence for activities that have a lower risk for conservation or the welfare of a protected species.

For further information see Wildlife licences: when you need to apply.

Class licences for 2016

  1. Badgers: licence for internal drainage boards to interfere with setts for drainage operations

    • Form
  2. Badgers: licence for the Forestry Commission to interfere with setts for forestry operations

    • Form
  3. Barn owls: licence to survey them to guide future development work

    • Form
  4. Bats: survey class licence for volunteer bat roost visitors (level 1)

    • Form
  5. Bats: survey class licence for volunteer bat roost visitors (level 2)

    • Form
  6. Bats: survey or research licence (level 1)

    • Form
  7. Bats: survey or research licence (level 2)

    • Form
  8. Bats: survey or research licence (level 3)

    • Form
  9. Bats: survey or research licence (level 4)

    • Form
  10. Birds: licence to catch them on food premises

    • Form
  11. Birds: licence to kill or take them for air safety purposes

    • Form
  12. Bumblebees: licence for emergency release of non-native species for pollination and research

    • Form
  13. Bumblebees: licence to release non-native species in commercial premises for research

    • Form
  14. Edible dormice: licence to trap them

    • Form
  15. Great crested newts: survey or research licence (level 1)

    • Form
  16. Great crested newts: survey or research licence (level 2)

    • Form
  17. Hazel dormice: survey or research licence (level 1)

    • Form
  18. Hazel dormice: survey or research licence (level 2)

    • Form
  19. Hen harriers: licence to feed them on grouse moors

    • Form
  20. Licence to possess plants and animals for scientific purposes

    • Form
  21. Licence to sell animal specimens taken before October 1981

    • Form
  22. Little whirlpool ramshorn snails: licence for ditch maintenance

    • Form
  23. Otters: licence to capture and transport those trapped in fisheries to prevent damage

    • Form
  24. Water voles: licence to displace them for development projects

    • Form
  25. Water voles: licence to displace them for work on flood defences, water courses or drainage systems

    • Form
  26. White-clawed crayfish: licence to catch them to carry out maintenance

    • Form
  27. White-clawed crayfish: survey or research licence

    • Form
  28. Wild animals: licence for individuals to possess specimens

    • Form