Wild birds and animals: licence to possess samples
- Natural England
- Part of:
- Freshwater and migratory fish licences, Natterjack toad licences, Invertebrate licences: European protected species, White-clawed crayfish licences, Deer licences General licences for wildlife management, Reptile licences, Otter licences, and Bird licences
- 1 January 2015
- Last updated:
- 1 January 2017, see all updates
- Applies to:
Get a licence, if you're a laboratory or scientific institution, to hold tissue samples from wild birds and animals during investigations into offences (licence GL10).
Licence for laboratories and scientific institutions to hold wild bird and animal samples during investigations into offences (GL10)
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This licence lets you hold biological samples (including blood, DNA and other tissue) from birds and wild animals taken as part of an investigation if you’re a laboratory or scientific institution.
You can only hold onto the sample during an investigation into offences under part 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
You don’t need to apply for this general licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.
Published: 1 January 2015
Updated: 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2017
- Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016.
- First published.