Get a licence to kill, take, disturb or possess a badger when doing surveys, research or conservation work.
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Use this application form to apply for a licence to do any of the following while carrying out surveys, research for scientific or educational purposes, or conservation work:
- kill, take, sell or possess badgers
- disturb badgers in their setts or disturb the setts themselves
You usually need to provide references when you apply for this licence if:
- you haven’t held a licence for the species or a similar species for the last 3 years
- you want to use methods for which you haven’t previously been licensed
Report action taken
You must return the report action taken form within 2 weeks of your licence expiring, even if you’ve taken no action. You can also use the form to renew your licence.