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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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Licence to possess and transport dead bats as part of the passive surveillance for bat rabies project (GL03)

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You need a licence to temporarily possess and transport any species of dead bat that you 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.

Published 31 December 2013
Last updated 1 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2018
  2. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2017
  3. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016
  4. Added updated general licence. New version valid between 1 January and 31 December 2015.
  5. First published.