NSA responds to Defra general licence call for evidence

10th May 2019

NSA has responded to the UK Governments call for evidence on general licences for the shooting of certain species of birds. The general licence's have now been taken over by Defra from Natural England. You can read NSA's full response below. 

The consultation calls for evidence on the following questions; 

1) Your views on the alternatives to killing or taking a specific bird species for:

  • Conserving flora and fauna
  • Preserving public health or safety
  • Preventing serious damage or disease (serious damage relates to serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, growing timber fisheries or inland waters) In particular, what are these alternatives and to which bird species do they relate? In your experience or evidence, how effective and practicable are they?

2) Your experience or evidence of any benefits that were delivered by the three revoked general licences?

3) Your experience or evidence of any problems with or caused by the three revoked general licences. Are there any conditions, in your view, that could be attached to general licences to address these issues?

4) Your experience or evidence of any problems caused by the revocation of the three revoked general licences.

Members wishing to respond should send their answers to [email protected] by Monday 13th May 2019. 

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