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Little whirlpool ramshorn snails: licence for ditch maintenance

Get a licence to maintain drainage ditches inhabited by little whirlpool ramshorn snails (licence CL14).

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Licence to maintain ditches inhabited by little whirlpool ramshorn snails (CL14)

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Annex B of licence CL14: management protocol

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Registration form for this licence

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Report action taken under this licence

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Detail

This licence allows you to maintain drainage ditches and other water bodies inhabited by little whirlpool ramshorn snails (also known as lesser whirlpool ramshorn snails). It allows you to do the following while maintaining such water bodies:

  • injure or kill little whirlpool ramshorn snails
  • disturb them
  • destroy their eggs
  • damage or destroy their breeding sites or resting places

These actions may only be taken to:

  • conserve wild animals
  • preserve public health or safety
  • prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, timber or any other property

When carrying out any actions under this licence, you must comply with the management protocol provided.

Register to use this licence

This is a class licence. To register to use it, complete the registration form above and send it to Natural England at the address provided.

How to report your actions

You must send a report to Natural England for each year that works are conducted under this licence. Reports must be sent by 31 January. You should send your report using the licence report form above. Sending an annual report also renews your registration to use this licence (you won’t need to apply for a new licence each year).