General Licences to kill or to take wild birds to prevent serious damage or disease; to preserve public health or public safety; and to conserve flora or fauna.

Following discussions with representatives of licence users, Natural England is providing some further background to the claim for judicial review brought by Wild Justice concerning three general licences (GL04, GL05 and GL06) and Natural England’s response. This also responds to requests from user groups to be able to better understand the reasons for some differences in the new general licences that Natural England has issued.

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New general licences for the control of wild birds

Rodent Glue Boards: Best Practice