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).

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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.