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Wild birds: licence to kill or take to prevent serious damage (GL36)

As a land owner, occupier or authorised person, use this general licence to kill or take certain wild birds to prevent serious damage.

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Licence to kill or take certain wild birds to prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, growing timber, fisheries or inland waters (GL36) - print version

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If you’re a land owner, occupier or other authorised person you can use this general licence to carry out a range of otherwise prohibited activities against certain wild birds.

You do not need to apply for this general licence but you must meet its conditions and follow its instructions.

This licence applies to these wild birds:

  • Carrion crow - Corvus corone
  • Jackdaw - Corvus monedula
  • Magpie - Pica pica
  • Pigeon, Feral - Columba livia
  • Rook - Corvus frugilegus
  • Woodpigeon - Columba palumbus
  • Goose, Canada - Branta Canadensis
  • Parakeet, Monk - Myiopsitta monachus
  • Parakeet, Ring-necked - Psittacula krameri
  • Goose, Egyptian - Alopochen aegyptiacus
Published 14 June 2019