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  Housing, Local Government and Heritage 
90 King Street North
Dublin 7
D07 N7CV

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