Bird Licences: Latest News
Following on from the recent shake-up in April last year regarding the Bird Control general licences you can now read the latest news and view the three current Bird Licences on the Gov.UK website
Natural England withdrew General licences GL04, GL05 and GL06 in late April 2019 and have issued the 3 below general licences:
- kill or take Canada geese to preserve public health and safety (GL28)
- kill or take carrion crows to prevent serious damage to livestock (GL26)
- kill or take woodpigeons to prevent serious damage to crops (GL31)
DEFRA then issued the below 3 licences
- kill or take wild birds to conserve wild birds and to conserve flora and fauna (GL34)
- kill or take wild birds to preserve public health or public safety (GL35)
- kill or take wild birds to prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, growing timber, fisheries or inland waters (GL36)
If any of the above licenses do not cover your conditions you must apply for an individual license via https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wild-birds-licence-to-disturb-kill-or-take-for-health-or-safety
You can also keep up to date via PEST CONTROL NEWS (https://www.pestcontrolnews.com/bird-licence-renewals-for-2020/) and BPCA (https://bpca.org.uk/News-and-Blog/whats-happening-with-bird-licence )
As we approach the Gull Nesting Season it’s important to keep on the right side of the law with any Bird Control works you are considering undertaking – at Eco Environmental our Project Manager will always ensure that all of our Bird Control activities are undertaken using the correct licences thereby ensuring our works are completed safely, lawfully and efficiently – please note the WML-GL35 license will not be reviewed until after 29th February 2020.
If you’ve previously had a Gull problem and would like a member of our experienced team to help with or survey for any of our Gull deterrent systems prior to this year’s Gull season commencing please contact us on the details below and we will be pleased to conduct a free site survey to clearly identify the problem and then provide you with our expertise recommendations and Gull control solutions.
Tel: 01752 669009