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14 April 2020

Scottish Natural Heritage: gull licence process reminder

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are urging pest controllers to double check they're sending the correct information when applying for licences for gull control, in order for applications to be processed without delays.

SNH gull licences reminder

At the start of April this year SNH announced that the new general licence will only cover two species – Canada goose and feral pigeon.

The renewed licence rules mean those seeking to control birds not included on the updated list will be legally required to apply for a licence.

In order to control gulls, a specific form must be completed and submitted for approval to SNH.

Applications can be processed quite quickly, providing all the correct forms are filled in and evidence provided. 

However SNH has received several applications for gull control which have been delayed due to the incorrect application forms being submitted.

You can find an explanation on the new gull licence application process on the Scottish Natural Heritage website here.

GOT A BIRD LICENCE QUESTION? 

BPCA members can get advice on bird licensing changes from our technical team. Get in touch. 

technical@bpca.org.uk

Source: Online

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