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Shrews: licence to trap them

Get a licence to take shrews to ring or mark them, or for scientific or educational purposes (licence GL01).

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Licence to take shrews (GL01)

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Shrew death report form (GL01 Annex)

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This licence allows you to trap and mark shrews for scientific or educational purposes. You need to have experience and knowledge of trapping shrews to use this licence.

There’s no need to apply for this general licence but you must follow its conditions - you’ll find these in the licence document.

Use form GL01 Annex to report any shrew deaths while using this licence to Natural England. Send the completed form to wildlife.scicons@naturalengland.org.uk.

Published 9 October 2014
Last updated 1 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2018
  2. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2017
  3. Added form for reporting death of shrews in traps set under terms of General Licence GL01. Licence updated to include link to new form, in Condition 3c.
  4. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016.
  5. Added updated general licence. New version valid between 1 January and 31 December 2015.
  6. First published.