Natural England - General Licence Changes

Natural England has announced the temporary withdrawal, with effect from midnight Thursday 25 April, of three general licences for the control of certain birds.

If anyone is any doubt as to what they should do on their land, read our advice and information.

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The three licences cover 16 bird species, including several members of the crow family (crows, magpies, rooks, jackdaws and jays), feral and wood pigeon, and a number of invasive non-native species (such as Canada goose).

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