Capture/Kill Protected Wild Birds for Educational or Scientific Purposes

The Minister is empowered to give licences, under Section 22 (9)(a) & Section 34 of the Wildlife Act (as amended), to capture and humanely kill, a protected wild bird of a species specified in the licence for such educational, scientific or other purposes as shall be so specified.

These applications are considered on their merits in accordance with the Statutory Obligations of the Minister set out in the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended).

Applications for permissions are made on a standard application form which is available at the link below or by request directly from:

Wildlife Licence Unit
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
90 King Street North
Smithfield
Dublin 7
D07 N7CV
 
Phone: (064) 662 7300
Email: wildlifelicence@chg.gov.ie
 

Download the application form for a licence to Capture or Kill a Protected Wild Bird for Scientific or Educational Purposes