We have made some changes to the General Licences.
These include changes to the species which are on certain licences. These changes came into effect on 1st April 2020. What are the 2020 changes to the general licences?
Below are our General Licences for Birds valid for 2020 (from 1st April). GL 04 for air safety no longer exists, and the General Licences have been re-numbered to reflect this.
If you are looking for General Licence 14/2020 for stoat trapping, you will find it on the Stoats - Licence forms and guidance page.
GL02/2020 - To kill or take certain birds for the prevention of serious damage - 1st April to 31st December
GL03/2020 - To kill or take certain birds for the preservation of public health, public safety and preventing the spread of disease - 1st April to 31st December
GL04/2020 - To take red grouse using certain methods in order to administer medication or collect samples - 1st April to 31st December
GL05/2020 - To keep disabled, wild-bred Schedule 4 birds for rehabilitation - 1st April to 31st December
GL06/2020 - To keep disabled, wild-bred Schedule 4 birds for veterinary treatment - 1st April to 31st December
GL08/2020 - To permit the competitive showing of certain captive-bred live birds - 1st April to 31st December
GL09/2020 - To keep certain captive-bred live birds in show cages for training purposes - 1st April to 31st December
GL11/2020 - To sell feathers and parts of certain dead birds which have been captive bred or legally taken from the UK - 1st April to 31st December
GL12/2020 - To sell certain dead birds which have been captive-bred or legally taken from the European Union - 1st April to 31st December
GL13/2020 - To take unsuccessful eggs laid by wild birds from nest boxes - 1st April to 31st December
GL15/2020 - Sale, advertisement, possession, transportation of greylag goose & greylag goose meat by hunters, caterers and retailers - 1st April to 31st December
If you already have a licence number, include it in the subject line of your email, or have it to hand when you call.
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