Wild birds and animals: licence to possess samples

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
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. Replaced licence with new version issued 1 January 2016.
  4. First published.