This licence allows you to kill, take, disturb or possess a protected species when you carry out:
- research for scientific or educational purposes
- conservation work
Protected species are:
- European protected species (those listed on schedule 2 of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010)
- animals listed on schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
For a licence to survey bats or badgers you must use a different application form.
Apply for an A29 licence
Complete these forms:
- application form A29
- charge screening form
- references - where applicable
Before you fill in these forms, you need to download and save them to your computer.
For water voles, you must provide a method statement to support your application.
Send your forms to Natural England using the details on the application forms.
When you need to pay
You may need to pay for a new A29 licence, or to make changes