Protected animals: licence for taxidermists to own dead animals
- Natural England
- Part of:
- Natterjack toad licences, General licences for wildlife management, Freshwater and migratory fish licences, Great crested newt licences, Bat licences, Invertebrate licences: European protected species, Reptile licences, Otter licences, and Dormice licences
- First published:
- 31 December 2013
- Last updated:
- 1 January 2017, see all updates
- Applies to:
Get a licence to own dead species protected under annex 4 of the Habitats Directive, for scientific or educational purposes (licence GL02).
Licence for taxidermists to possess dead specimens of animals listed under annex 4 of the Habitats Directive (GL02)
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You need a licence if you plan to transport specimens of dead protected species (listed under annex 4 of the Habitats Directive) for scientific or educational purposes. All specimens must have been lawfully taken from the wild within the European Union.
There’s no need to apply for general licences but you must follow the conditions in the licence, including:
- the specimen must be for scientific or educational purposes
- you need to be a member of the Guild of Taxidermists
- you need to be registered with Natural England
How to register with Natural England
You need to register with Natural England within one month of first possessing the dead specimen. Register with Natural England by:
- telephone: 0300 060 3900
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 31 December 2013
Updated: 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016
- Added updated general licence. New version valid between 1 January and 31 December 2015.
- First published.