Protected species licences: references for applications

Use the template for each reference that supports your licence application or registration.


Protected species licences: reference template to support an application

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You need to give written references to support a photography, survey, science, conservation, research or European protected species mitigation licence application or registration if you:

  • haven’t held a licence for the species (or a similar species) in the last 3 years
  • have a licence but want to add new activities

Use the guidance to find out more detail about references and who can provide them.

Published 6 October 2014
Last updated 8 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed the requirement to 'hold a certificate of training that covers the activity you have applied for' from the guidance page.
  2. First published.