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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 …

Individual licences to control birds - how Natural England will manage applications in 2021

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This month there have been some significant changes to licensing for the control of wild birds with the publication of Defra’s review of general licensing and three new general licences which permit activity for the purposes of conservation, preserving public …

Further update on licences for control of lesser black-backed gulls and herring gulls and of birds on or close to protected sites

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Dave Slater, Natural England’s Director for wildlife licensing provides an update on licences for control of lesser black-backed gulls and herring gulls and of birds on or close to protected sites.