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Bats: licence to transport and possess dead bats for rabies testing

Get a general licence to temporarily possess and transport dead bats for testing as part of the passive surveillance for bat rabies project (licence GL03).

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You need a licence to possess and transport any species of dead bat to send for testing under the passive surveillance scheme for bat rabies.

This general licence only allows you to possess or transport dead bats so you can send them to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). You can’t possess or transport live or dead bats for any other reason with this licence.

You don’t need to apply for this general licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.