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Wild birds: licence to kill, take or disturb to prevent disease or agricultural damage, for conservation, or public health and safety (A08 and LR08)

Apply for a licence to prevent disease or agricultural damage, conserve plants and animals or protect public health and safety and find out how to report your actions.

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Licence application form to disturb, kill or take wild birds and their eggs for public health and safety, air safety or to prevent disease or agricultural damage (A08)

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Report your actions under this licence (LR08)

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Certain wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.

You can apply for a licence if you have concerns about:

  • disease or damage to agricultural land
  • public health and safety
  • conserving plants and animals

Using this licence you can:

  • disturb wild birds and their eggs
  • kill wild birds and their eggs
  • take wild birds and their eggs
  • use a prohibited method on wild birds and their eggs

Licences are free. Natural England will decide whether to issue a licence within 30 working days of receiving your application.

How to report your actions

You must report any actions you took using this licence on the report form template on this page. You must report no later than 2 weeks after your licence expires, even if you’ve taken no action. Send your completed form by post or email to Natural England using the details on the form.

You can also use the report form to renew your licence.

Published 28 February 2014
Last updated 31 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Replaced licence application form with revised version.
  2. Added revised version of application form and return form.
  3. First published.