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Rehabilitation Licences

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Licences

A licence is needed to keep in your possession any protected wild animal or bird

Animal Species Protected Under the Wildlife Acts

Mammals

Amphibians

Reptiles

Invertebrates

Badger
All Bat species
All Deer species
Hare species
Hedgehog
Otter
Pine Marten
Red Squirrel
Dolphin species
Porpoise species
Seal species
Whale species
Pygmy Shrew
Stoat

Natterjack Toad
Common Frog
Common Newt

Common Lizard
Leatherback turtle

Freshwater crayfish
Freshwater pearl mussel
Kerry slug

CLICK HERE for a Licence
to Keep an Injured or Disabled Protected Wild Animal or Bird

EMAIL: download, fill in and email to wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie
POST:  print, fill in and post the appropriate licence to:

Wildlife Licensing Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
7 Ely Place,
Dublin 2

If you need clarification regarding the type of licence you need, call the Licensing dept on (01) 888 3242

 



Legislation

  • Irish Law - a few examples:
    • Wildlife Act
    • Flora (Protection) Order
    • The Planning and Development Act
    • Whale Fisheries Act
    • Restrictions on Use of Poison Bait
  • EU Directives - a few examples:
    • Birds
    • Habitat
    • Water Framework
  • National Biodiversity Plan
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 

The full ‘Acts/Orders’ can be found in the ‘Legislation & Conventions’ section of the National Parks and Wildlife Service website:  www.npws.ie or click HERE

Or you can search the Irish Statue Book at www.irishstatutebook.ie

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