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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/natural-england-privacy-notices/wildlife-licensing-sharing-your-information
Natural England may share your information with third parties:
- at certain stages of the licensing process
- for particular licence applications
Natural England may do this to:
- check information you provide on a licence application
- discuss your application with a third party that’s supporting the application
- get or check specialist or technical information about an application
- monitor effects on protected species
Natural England only shares information when necessary and anonymously whenever possible.
The table shows the organisations Natural England shares information with and the species, activities and purposes it does this for.
|Statutory nature conservation bodies1.||Various||Various||Compliance, enforcement, licence assessment|
|Defra and its executive agencies2||Various||Various||Compliance, enforcement, licence assessment|
|Devolved administrations3||Various||Various||Compliance, enforcement, licence assessment|
|Marine Management Organisation||Marine||Various||Compliance, enforcement, licence assessment|
|Police||Various||Various||Compliance, enforcement activity|
|Local planning authorities||Various||Development licences||Compliance, enforcement, licence assessment|
|Bat Conservation Trust||Bats||All activities||Licence assessment, species protection|
|British Trust for Ornithology||Birds||Photography and ringing||Compliance, enforcement, licence assessment, species protection|
|Deer Initiative||Deer||Night shooting and translocation||Licence assessment|
|Zoological Society of London||Various||Various||Disease risks|
|Industry and charitable bodies4||Various||Various||Application support|
Natural England may make some information available where there’s public interest in wildlife licensing and who it issued a licence to.
Information released may include, but is not limited to:
- your name or business name
- application and licence details
- licence reports and returns
Natural England will not release information for licensed activities that are sensitive or could harm people, species or habitats. Examples include names and addresses of individuals, and locations of licensed activities.
Natural England respects your personal privacy when responding to access to information requests. Natural England only shares information when necessary to meet statutory requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
This document is a supplement to the privacy notice on wildlife licence application forms.
Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage ↩
such as Animal & Plant Health Agency, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science ↩
Northern Ireland Executive, Scottish Government, Welsh Government ↩
for example Angling Trust, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildlife Trusts, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, National Gamekeepers Organisation, Vincent Wildlife Trust ↩