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Protected plants: apply for a licence to take them

Get a licence to take European protected plants and certain other protected plants for scientific, educational or conservation purposes.

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Application for a licence to take wild plants for science, research, education or conservation (A31)

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Report action taken under this licence

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Guidance on sampling rare aquatic plants

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Use this application form to apply for a licence take the following plants for scientific, educational or conservation purposes:

You should sample rare aquatic plants in a non-destructive way. You’ll need a licence if you can’t, but you should be using methods that minimise the impact.

Apply for this licence

To apply for this licence, complete the licence application form and send it to Natural England at the address provided. You may also need to provide written references to support your application. Use this reference form.

How to report your actions

You must keep a record of any actions taken under this licence and return it to Natural England within 2 weeks of the licence’s expiry date. Use the reporting form provided above.