Defra publishes 2021 common licences for wild chook management

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Defra publishes 2021 common licences for wild chook management – Pest

The Division for Setting, Meals & Rural Affairs (Defra) has revealed three new common licences for wild chook management which is able to come into impact in England on January 1, 2021.




Jackdaw Copy

The licences revealed are:

Pest professionals will sometimes be utilizing the GL41 for public well being and security.

In an announcement, Defra advised the British Pest Management Affiliation: “These licences are the results of almost 18 months of labor, together with evaluation of over 4,000 responses to our person survey, and assessment of the scientific proof.

“You’ve actively participated in conferences and workshops, this has been a priceless a part of the method, thanks.”

Notable options for the licences

  • The element of situations for trapping and guarded websites haven’t but been revealed;
  • Recording actions taken underneath the licence are advisable;
  • You have to make cheap endeavours to make use of lawful strategies of non-lethal management earlier than performing underneath this licence to kill or take feral pigeon or jackdaw (until measures are “not sensible, not efficient, or disproportionate”).


Revealed: 10 November 2020