Licence to Photograph or Film a Protected Wild Animal or Bird

The Minister is empowered to give licences:

  • under Section 23 (6)(b) of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended) for a person to take or make photographic, video or other pictures of a protected wild animal of a species specified in the licence, and
  • under Section 22 (9)(f) of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended) for a person to take or make photographic, video or other pictures of a protected wild bird of a species specified in the licence on or near a nest containing eggs or unflown young.

 

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 available from:

Wildlife Licensing Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,
7 Ely Place,
Dublin 2.
 
Email: wildlifelicence@ahg.gov.ie
Tel: (01) 888 3242
 

Download an application form for a Licence to Photograph/Film a Protected Wild Animal   [1MB]

Download an application form for a Licence to Photograph or Film a Protected Wild Bird   [1MB]