This guidance note provides an introduction to the subject and is not to be used as a substitute for professional, ecological or legal advice on individual cases. This guidance note aims to inform people involved in activities on land in Scotland on which European protected species are likely to be present and about the legal protection afforded to these animals and plants. It explains procedures for licensing certain operations affecting these species.
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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