Natural England - Wildlife Management and Licensing

Wildlife Management and Licensing

Certain species of animals and plants found in the wild in the UK are legally protected from being harmed or disturbed by a range of legislation. It is possible to get licences for certain activities that would otherwise be illegal and receive a range of advice on licensing and wildlife management from Natural England.

Searching for advice and licences has just got easier. You can now search for advice, licences and forms by individual species.

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Latest news

(5 June 2014) Natural England has issued an update for stakeholders: (171kb)pdf document on the 'improvements' for dormouse annexed licensing and the bat low impact class licence trial. For all previous issues see the EPS newsletter page.

(19 May 2014) Natural England has launched a new IT system to manage all customer details, applications and returns for protected species licensing. The Casework Management (CWM) system will provide customers with a number of new services and it will enable Natural England to improve the service that it provides to customers.

(10 April 2014) Natural England has released an April EPS mitigation licensing newsletter: (240kb)pdf document. This contains information on bat annexed licensing and the use of eDNA sampling to support GCN licence applications. For all previous issues see the EPS newsletter page. 

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