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15 June 2015

Pressure mounts on SGAR abusers

A recent case in Scotland saw not only a prosecution for the individual but also his employer when a wild bird was found to have been poisoned. A landowner was fined £675 after pleading guilty to being vicariously liable for his employee's crime of poisoning a wild bird.

This was the first prosecution under section 18A of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (which came into force in Scotland on 1 January 2012). His employee had previously been fined a total of £4,450 at Stranraer Sheriff Court on 18 June 2013 after admitting four contraventions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act including possessing the pesticides alphachloralose, carbofuran and strychnine and poisoning a buzzard in December 2012.

Source: BPCA.org.uk

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13 February 2020

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GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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06 February 2020

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BIG BIRD WRAP-UP: General and individual licences for bird control in the UK

Since April 2019, we’ve had many updates on general licences for bird control in the UK. This quick view page will give you all the headline information and latest updates on general and indi

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05 February 2020

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How to apply for gull licence as deadline approaches

BPCA is advising all members that they should apply for their individual licences for gull control in good time for breeding season. On 30 January Natural England released

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16 February 2020

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Volunteers wanted: BPCA Executive Board

Because the BPCA AGM will be earlier this year, we’re appealing for Board members sooner than normal. The AGM will be held in April this year, alongside our Midland forum.

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13 February 2020

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GENERAL LICENCES: six licences reissued for control of wild birds

Defra has announced that six general licences for the control of wild birds in England will be reissued on a temporary basis ahead of new licences coming into force on 1 August 2020.

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06 February 2020

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