Natural Resources Wales confirms Welsh general licence extension until June 2022

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Natural Resources Wales has confirmed that current Welsh general licences for the control of wild birds will be unchanged until June 30, 2022.

Four general licences for bird control in Wales were due to expire on December 31, 2021.

In November, NRW announced that these would be extended for a short period into 2022, however there were no details at that point regarding the length of the extension.

An NRW spokesman said: “We recognise the need for certainty for general licence users and the need for a period of time to enable a lead in before any changes are made.

“As a result we can now confirm that we will be reissuing GL001, GL002, GL004 and GL005 unchanged to run from the January 1 to June 30, 2022. These licences will be available from our website shortly.

“We are then aiming to publish the outcome of our review, including any changes to general licences, at least two months before the reissued general licences expire.

“Please note that this does not apply to the renewal of our other general licences which will be renewed for 12 months as normal. Likewise applications for specific licences to control wild birds should continue to be made as normal.”

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