Collection

General licences for wildlife management

Use a general licence for activities that carry a low risk to the conservation or welfare of a protected species.

If you plan to act under the authority of a general licence, you must:

  • be eligible to do so (see conditions of each licence)
  • comply with the terms of the relevant licence and therefore the law

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

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

Birds

  1. Birds: licence to keep them in show cages for training
  2. Black headed gulls: licence for retailers and restaurateurs to sell eggs
  3. Mallard ducks: licence to take eggs and rear and release chicks
  4. Mealy redpoll: licence to sell and exhibit ringed mealy redpoll
  5. Ruddy ducks: licence to kill or take them
  6. Birds: licence to take or kill for health or safety purposes (GL05)
  7. Wild birds: licence for vets to rehabilitate them
  8. Wild birds: licence to keep them for rehabilitation
  9. Wild birds: licence to incubate and rear their eggs and chicks
  10. Wild birds: licence to release schedule 9 species
  11. Wild birds: licence to remove abandoned or unsuccessful eggs
  12. Wild birds: licence to sell captive bred live wild birds (GL18)
  13. Wild birds: licence to sell dead wild birds
  14. Wild birds: licence to show captive bred birds competitively
  15. Wild birds: licence to take or kill for conservation purposes
  16. Wild birds: licence to take or kill to prevent damage or disease

Mammals

Other

Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 1 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Page updated for new licences issued 1 January 2016.
  2. First published.