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Conservation comes full circle - Natural England licenses translocation of red kites to aid conservation efforts in Spain.

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Red kites in aviaries in Spain ahead of release

By John Holmes, Operations Director The most successful species reintroduction to England ever - the red kite - has come full circle this year, with Natural England licensing the translocation of red kites back to Spain to help bolster low …

Licensing ‘diversionary feeding’ of Hen Harriers on and around grouse moors

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Hen harrier

This is one of a series of blogs intended to share updates on our Hen Harrier recovery work. The last blog was on Hen harrier monitoring, and the actions taken when a tagged bird is lost, while this one covers …

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

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A gull is stood on a rock with the ocean in the background.

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 …