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Urban gull licensing: a review of our organisational licence trial and plans for 2022

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The UK is home to a significant proportion of the world’s herring and lesser black-backed gull populations. Like all birds, they are protected by law and can only be controlled in England with a licence issued by Natural England. While …

Hen harrier monitoring, tagging and satellite tracking – latest data published

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For many years Natural England has been involved with monitoring, tagging and satellite tracking hen harriers. To date, more than 60 individual birds have been tagged by Natural England, helping to determine their fortunes and inform our wider hen harrier …

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.

Natural England’s Geoportal: England-wide data for great crested newts now available

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Jen Almond, Natural England’s District Level Licensing Programme Manager, tells us about the latest development in the innovative project to better support great crested newt populations as well as reducing delays for developers.