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You need a licence to possess European protected species, or species listed under Habitats Directive, annexes II(b) and IV. You can only get a licence for scientific or educational purposes.
Licences are free. Allow up to 30 working days for a licensing decision to be made.
Species listed under annex IV of the Habitats Directive
You need a licence to possess annex IV specimens. The licence you need will depend on when the species was taken and what type of specimen it is.
Use licence A37 (the application form is available on this page) for: