Bird Control Licences revoked

Following a legal challenge DEFRA has been forced to revoke three General Licences for Bird control with immediate effect.

GL 04, 05 and 06 licenses are affected by this change.

DEFRA is ‘working at pace’ to put a new system in place.

A present bird controllers wishing to undertake bird control activities for the relevant species will need to seek Individual Licences.

Full DEFRA statement is here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/general-licences-for-bird-control-major-changes-to-licensing-requirements