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Survey launched by Defra to gather information on General Licences Survey launched by Defra to gather information on General Licences
On 12 September Defra launched a 12 week online public survey to gather evidence on the control that stakeholders consider is required under the General Licences. This forms part of a planned ongoing review of General Licences to manage wild birds in England.
 
Bird General Licences saga set to run.... Bird General Licences saga set to run....
Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Things may appear to have settled down following the publication of GL34, GL35 and GL36 on 14 June but, fearfully, this is unlikely to be the end of this story which professional pest control has, almost unintentionally, been drawn into.
 
Update - Defra and Natural England grilled on 21 May about bird licences Update - Defra and Natural England grilled on 21 May about bird licences
Few pest controllers could be unaware that Natural England revoked the three general licences for controlling wild birds (GL 04/05/06) on 25 April. The whole saga has reached such a point that there was a special one-off session for MPs on 21 May.
 
Major changes to bird licensing set to cause chaos for pest professionals Major changes to bird licensing set to cause chaos for pest professionals
The Government has bowed to pressure from wildlife activists, Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay and, with effect from tomorrow, 25 April 2019, will be revoking three general licences for controlling wild birds. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons.
 
News from PestFix - clinic debates users’ experiences News from PestFix - clinic debates users’ experiences
PestTech 2017 had a fresh new feel to it following the move from the National Motorcycle Museum to the Ricoh Arena. With the move to the Ricoh Arena, the PestFix stand took pride of place at the entrance to the exhibition hall for the team to meet and greet show visitors.
 
Seminars to suit everyone at PestEx Seminars to suit everyone at PestEx
PestEx 2017 staged a wide-ranging programme of seminars split between two separate areas, one dedicated to technical topics, the other to business matters. Over the two days there was something for everyone.
 
News from PestFix  – see you at PestEx News from PestFix – see you at PestEx
PestFix looks forward to seeing you at PestEx where you can win a Handheld 100 laser, find out more about hot products such as the SolarFix which featured in issue 49 of Pest and meet the man behind the Agrilaser Autonomic.
 


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