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Guidance: Great crested newts: district level licensing schemes

Guidance: Great crested newts: district level licensing schemes

Apply to join a district level licensing scheme to manage great crested newt (GCN) populations if you are developing land in certain parts of England.

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Policy paper: Bovine TB: summary of badger control monitoring during 2020

Policy paper: Bovine TB: summary of badger control monitoring during 2020

Information and data on operations to control bovine tuberculosis in parts of England in 2020.

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Operational update: Coronavirus

Operational update: Coronavirus

Chief Executive Marian Spain on how Natural England is facing the challenges posed by Coronavirus.

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Form: Hazel dormice: apply for a mitigation licence (A35)

Form: Hazel dormice: apply for a mitigation licence (A35)

Apply for a licence to carry out work that may affect hazel dormice, find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Form: Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class A34 and LR34)

Form: Bats: licence to disturb or take bats for science or conservation (A34, Class A34 and LR34)

Apply for a licence for science or conservation purposes, or register for a class licence to visit roosts as a volunteer or do surveys; find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Form: Great crested newts: apply for a mitigation licence (A14)

Form: Great crested newts: apply for a mitigation licence (A14)

Apply for a licence to do development or other work that may affect great crested newts and find out how much you may need to pay.

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Form: Bats: apply for a mitigation licence (A13)

Form: Bats: apply for a mitigation licence (A13)

Apply for a licence to carry out work that may affect bats, find out if you need to pay and how to report your actions.

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Form: Wild birds: licence to kill, take or disturb to prevent disease or agricultural damage, for conservation, or public health and safety (A08 and A09)

Form: Wild birds: licence to kill, take or disturb to prevent disease or agricultural damage, for conservation, or public health and safety (A08 and A09)

Apply to control wild birds, including the lesser black-backed gull and herring gull to prevent disease or agricultural damage, conserve plants and animals or protect public health and safety.

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Corporate report: LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project

Corporate report: LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project

Find out how EU LIFE funding is helping Natural England and partners save seagrass and maerl seabed habitats.

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Form: Wild birds: licence to kill, take or disturb to prevent disease or agricultural damage, for conservation, or public health and safety (A08)

Form: Wild birds: licence to kill, take or disturb to prevent disease or agricultural damage, for conservation, or public health and safety (A08)

Apply to control wild birds, including the lesser black-backed gull and herring gull to prevent disease or agricultural damage, conserve plants and animals or protect public health and safety.

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Detailed guide: Bovine TB control: licence to take and mark badgers to enable vaccination

Detailed guide: Bovine TB control: licence to take and mark badgers to enable vaccination

Apply for a licence to take and mark badgers to enable vaccination to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) in cattle.

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Guidance: Survey methods and technical details

Guidance: Survey methods and technical details

Supporting materials for all technical aspects of The People and Nature Survey.

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Official Statistics: The People and Nature Survey for England: Adult Data Y1Q2 (July September) 2020 (Experimental Statistics)

Official Statistics: The People and Nature Survey for England: Adult Data Y1Q2 (July September) 2020 (Experimental Statistics)

Data, and supporting documents, from the People and Nature Survey covering the period 1 April - 30 September 2020. Note that any results have been generated using interim experimental methods which are under development.

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Official Statistics: The People and Nature Survey for England: Monthly interim indicators for November 2020 (Experimental Statistics)

Official Statistics: The People and Nature Survey for England: Monthly interim indicators for November 2020 (Experimental Statistics)

Interim experimental indicators from the People and Nature Survey, covering the period 1-30 November 2020, to understand the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on how people use the natural environment in England.

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Map: England Coast Path: plan of the Silverdale to Cleveleys stretch

Map: England Coast Path: plan of the Silverdale to Cleveleys stretch

Find out where work is underway to improve coastal access in Lancashire.

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Decision: Coastal access: Section 52 notice for Combe Martin to Marsland Mouth

Decision: Coastal access: Section 52 notice for Combe Martin to Marsland Mouth

This notice sets out the Secretary of State’s decision to approve part of the proposals for improving coastal access between Combe Martin and Marsland Mouth.

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Operational update: Coronavirus

Operational update: Coronavirus

Chief Executive Marian Spain on how Natural England is facing the challenges posed by Coronavirus.

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Operational update: Coronavirus

Operational update: Coronavirus

Chief Executive Marian Spain on how Natural England is facing the challenges posed by Coronavirus.

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Press release: Cotswold Water Park given greater protection by Natural England

Press release: Cotswold Water Park given greater protection by Natural England

All of Cotswold Water Park has been given Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status.

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Corporate report: Cambridgeshire's National Nature Reserves

Corporate report: Cambridgeshire's National Nature Reserves

Nature reserves in Cambridgeshire that Natural England identifies as among England's finest sites for wildlife and/or geology.

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Detailed guide: Protected species and development: advice for local planning authorities

Detailed guide: Protected species and development: advice for local planning authorities

How to assess a planning application when there are protected species on or near a proposed development site.

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Statutory guidance: Trapping wild birds: standard licence conditions (GL33)

Statutory guidance: Trapping wild birds: standard licence conditions (GL33)

The conditions you must follow if you carry out cage trapping and dispatch of wild birds under Defra and Natural England licences.

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Statutory guidance: White clawed crayfish: licence to catch them to carry out maintenance (CL23)

Statutory guidance: White clawed crayfish: licence to catch them to carry out maintenance (CL23)

Register for a licence to catch and relocate white-clawed crayfish for maintenance work on water bodies and find out how to report your actions.

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Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for conservation purposes (GL40)

Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for conservation purposes (GL40)

As a land owner, occupier or authorised person, use this general licence to kill or take certain wild birds to conserve wild birds and to conserve flora and fauna.

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Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for public health or safety (GL41)

Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for public health or safety (GL41)

As a land owner, occupier or authorised person, use this general licence to kill or take certain wild birds to preserve public health or safety.

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Statutory guidance: Bats: licence to transport and possess dead bats for rabies testing (GL03)

Statutory guidance: Bats: licence to transport and possess dead bats for rabies testing (GL03)

Get a general licence to temporarily possess and transport dead bats for testing as part of the passive surveillance for bat rabies project.

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Statutory guidance: Protected animals: licence for taxidermists to own dead animals (GL02)

Statutory guidance: Protected animals: licence for taxidermists to own dead animals (GL02)

Get a licence to own dead species protected under annex 4 of the Habitats Directive for scientific or educational purposes.

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Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to keep certain species for rehabilitation (GL07)

Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to keep certain species for rehabilitation (GL07)

As an authorised person, use this general licence to keep disabled schedule 4 wild birds for up to 15 days to rehabilitate them.

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Detailed guide: Change or cancel a traditional term for a wine product in the UK

Detailed guide: Change or cancel a traditional term for a wine product in the UK

Change or cancel a UK registered traditional term for a wine product and how to appeal a decision.

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Detailed guide: Protect a traditional term for a wine product in the UK

Detailed guide: Protect a traditional term for a wine product in the UK

How to apply for UK protection of a traditional term for a wine product and get it added to the UK traditional terms register.

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Detailed guide: Using a protected geographical food or drink name in the UK: GI scheme rules

Detailed guide: Using a protected geographical food or drink name in the UK: GI scheme rules

Rules you must follow to use a food or drink name registered and protected by a UK geographical indication (GI) scheme, and penalties if you do not comply.

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Detailed guide: Adding a logo to a UK GI protected food or drink name: follow the rules

Detailed guide: Adding a logo to a UK GI protected food or drink name: follow the rules

Rules on using a geographical indication (GI) scheme logo to mark a protected food or drink name registered in the UK.

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Detailed guide: Get plant breeders’ rights for your new variety

Detailed guide: Get plant breeders’ rights for your new variety

How to get plant breeders' rights and what protection it gives your plant varieties.

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Statutory guidance: Trapping wild birds: standard licence conditions (GL33)

Statutory guidance: Trapping wild birds: standard licence conditions (GL33)

The conditions you must follow if you carry out cage trapping and dispatch of wild birds under Defra and Natural England licences.

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Operational update: Coronavirus

Operational update: Coronavirus

Chief Executive Marian Spain on how Natural England is facing the challenges posed by Coronavirus.

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Open consultation: Open access restriction at Stert Point: how to comment

Open consultation: Open access restriction at Stert Point: how to comment

Seeking views on the current restrictions to open access land at Stert Point in Somerset.

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Open consultation: Open access restriction at Stert Flats: how to comment

Open consultation: Open access restriction at Stert Flats: how to comment

Seeking views on the current restrictions to open access land at Stert Flats in Somerset.

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Corporate report: Natural England business impact target (BIT)

Corporate report: Natural England business impact target (BIT)

Estimates of the economic impact on business of changes in Natural England's regulatory policy or practices.

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Consultation outcome: Open access restriction at Gallows Hill (2): outcome

Consultation outcome: Open access restriction at Gallows Hill (2): outcome

Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Gallows Hill.

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Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take to prevent serious damage (GL36 and GL42)

Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take to prevent serious damage (GL36 and GL42)

As a land owner, occupier or authorised person, use this general licence to kill or take certain wild birds to prevent serious damage.

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Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for public health or safety (GL35 and GL41)

Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for public health or safety (GL35 and GL41)

As a land owner, occupier or authorised person, use this general licence to kill or take certain wild birds to preserve public health or safety.

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Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for conservation purposes (GL34 and GL40)

Statutory guidance: Wild birds: licence to kill or take for conservation purposes (GL34 and GL40)

As a land owner, occupier or authorised person, use this general licence to kill or take certain wild birds to conserve wild birds and to conserve flora and fauna.

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Map: England Coast Path in the north west of England

Map: England Coast Path in the north west of England

Find out about Natural England's progress with improving coastal access.

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Notice: England Coast Path from Birkenhead to the Welsh border: comment on proposals

Notice: England Coast Path from Birkenhead to the Welsh border: comment on proposals

Find out about Natural England's proposals to improve coastal access in Wirral and Cheshire West and Chester and how to submit a representation or objection.

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Map: England Coast Path: overview of progress

Map: England Coast Path: overview of progress

Find out about Natural England's progress with improving coastal access in England.

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