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 North King Street
Dublin 7
Tel: (01) 888 3242

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