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Natural England’s approach to large gull licensing in urban areas in 2021

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Gulls have become a common sight in English towns and cities, their presence often generating strong feelings. The two large gull species frequently seen are the lesser black-backed gull and herring gull. While natural-nesting populations - predominantly in rural areas …

Individual Licences for the Control of Wild Birds – an update on this year’s application process

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This week, Natural England launched a screening process for people planning to apply for an individual licence to control wild birds this year. This is specifically aimed at those practitioners who may have previously operated under the General Licence. We …

District level licensing for great crested newts – by numbers!

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Jen Almond, Programme Manager, District Level Licensing, Natural England District level licensing (DLL) for great crested newts is about using our regulatory powers to bring about improved conservation outcomes for our largest native newt. What’s more, the approach can also …

HS2’s Green Corridor prospectus – an important step towards ensuring the project delivers an environmental legacy

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By: Dave Slater,  Head of National Operational Projects and Complex Cases at Natural England, Richard Greenhous, Forest Services Director at the Forestry Commission, and Mark Sitton-Kent, Environment Agency Director of Operations. Today HS2 published its Green Corridor Prospectus and mapping …