Natural Resources Wales (NRW) issues general licences to allow certain actions to be carried out, that would otherwise be illegal, without the need to apply for a specific licence. Each general licence is issued for a particular purpose and some are limited to certain species only.
If you plan to act under a general licence, you must be satisfied that you are acting within the provisions of that general licence and therefore the law. It is your responsibility to read the licence conditions to ensure that your situation is covered and to comply with the conditions.
For actions not covered by a general licence, you need to make your own application for a bird licence. See ‘Bird licensing’ for further details. General licences are attached to this webpage.
NRW also issues general licences for possession by museums etc and for taxidermy, see ‘Possession and Sale of Protected Species’ for more information.