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Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class-A34 and LR34)

Apply for a licence for science or conservation purposes or register for a survey or volunteer bat roost visitor licence; find out about references and how to report your actions.

Documents

Application form for a licence to disturb or take bats for science, education and conservation (A34)

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Registration form for VBRV and survey licences (Class-A34)

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Report actions taken under these licences (LR34)

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Details

Personal licences

You should use form A34 to apply for a personal:

  • research licence for scientific projects
  • licence for photography or other special projects

To apply for a personal licence you need to include a project plan showing the objectives of the project and why the work is necessary.

Volunteer bat roost visitor licences

You should use form Class A-34 to register for a:

  • level 1 volunteer bat roost visitor (VBRV) licence (allows you to do visits for Natural England’s bat advice service)
  • level 2 VBRV licence (allows you to train new volunteers towards their level 1 licence)
  • bat survey licence for science or education

When applying for your first level 1 VBRV licence you must:

When applying for your first level 2 VBRV licence you must:

  • already have a level 1 licence
  • already be registered as a Natural England volunteer
  • have completed Natural England’s ‘train the trainer’ course

You’ll need a different licence to capture, disturb or transport bats, or damage their roosts.

References

You may need to complete a reference form when you apply for these licences if you:

  • haven’t held a licence for the species or a similar species for the last 3 years
  • have a licence but want to add new methods

How to report your actions

You must report any actions you took using these licences on the report form LR34 on this page. You must a report no later than 2 weeks after your licence expires, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.

Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 12 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Separate class licence registration form Class-A34 added for volunteer bat roost visitor and survey use.
  2. Replaced application and form report with revised, interactive PDF versions.
  3. First published.