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Licensing and protected species of mammal

Licensing news - see what is happening in licensing this month!

Follow the links below to find out more about which of our native mammal species are protected, what needs a licence and how to apply for one.

Leisler's bat (Nyctalus leisleri). İJohn Haddow/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Bats and licensing

When is a licence needed, application forms and guidance.

Badger (Meles meles) emerging from hedge.
İLaurie Campbell/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Badgers and licensing

Types of badger licence, when is a licence needed, when is it not? Find out more here.

Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) in its winter coat. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Libary on tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Hares and licensing

Licences relating to mountain and brown hares.

Grey Seal. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Marine mammals and licensing

Licences relating to whales, dolphins and seals

Pine Marten. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Pine martens and licensing

What needs a licence and how to apply. Find out more.

European Otter İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Otters and licensing

Find out more about licences relating to otters and the places they live.

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding from a peanut feeder. İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Squirrels and licensing

Find out about licensing and squirrels...

Species Action Framework logo SAF. İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Shrew and vole licensing

When is a licence needed for work with shrews and water voles?

Captive Scottish Wildcat (Felix sylvestris) at the Highland Wildlife Park.  İLorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Wildcats and licensing

Find out about wildcats and licensing requirements


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