Wildlife and the Law

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (including Schedules 1 to 17)is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom implemented to comply with the Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds. In short, the act gives protection to native species and controls the release of non-native species.

Natural England - General Licences are only used for activities that carry a low risk for the conservation or welfare of the protected species and where a personal licence would be routinely issued.

The Countryside Code applies to all parts of the countryside. Most of it is just good common sense, designed to help us all to respect, protect and enjoy our countryside.

Wild birds and the law - RSPB Guidance

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