Guidance

Reintroductions and conservation translocations in England: code, guidance and forms

Follow the code and guidance if you’re considering a species reintroduction or other conservation translocation. Use the forms to record your project and apply for a conservation translocation licence.

Applies to England

Documents

Reintroductions and other conservation translocations: code and guidance for England

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Conservation translocation project scoping form

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Conservation translocation licence application form

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Anyone considering species reintroductions or other conservation translocations needs to use the code, guidance and forms.

The code, guidance and forms will help you:

  • decide whether a conservation translocation is appropriate
  • work out what licences and other permissions you need
  • increase the chance of potential benefits
  • reduce the chance of negative outcomes

Reintroductions code and guidance

The code and guidance include principles and practical steps you need to follow before, during and after a proposed conservation translocation project.

When you need a wildlife licence

This guide helps you decide when you need to apply for a wildlife licence for your conservation translocation.

Project scoping form

The project form will guide you through the benefits, risks and other considerations of a project. If your project needs a wildlife licence, you must complete and submit the project form with your application.

Licence application form

Use the application form to apply for a conservation translocation licence and any other wildlife licences you need for your project.

What species reintroductions are

If you’re a landowner or member of the public, read our guide for species reintroductions and other conservation translocations to find out what conservation translocations are, and how and why one might take place.

Published 18 May 2021
Last updated 15 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added references to historic environment assets and scheduled monuments in section on protected places and throughout document at relevant sections. Removed references to the task force.

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