Defra has launched a call for evidence on the impact of Natural England’s decision to revoke three general licences.
Have your say on how it affects you
Defra contacted the GWCT because they want to hear from our members and supporters. They know that this decision has had an impact on many of you. We are collating responses to send on to them - please add your comments below and we will ensure they are included. If you prefer to submit your comments via email, please email email@example.com.
In particular Defra want a clear understanding of the implications for the protection of wild birds, and the impacts on crops, livestock, wildlife, disease, human health and safety and wider nature conservation efforts.
The evidence gathered from this, along with the information that Defra and Natural England have already received since 25 April, will inform their future approach in order to get back to a satisfactory situation.
Please include, where possible:
1) Your views on the alternatives to killing or taking a specific bird species.
2) Your experience or evidence of any benefits that were delivered by the three revoked general licences
3) Your experience or evidence of any problems with or caused by the three revoked general licences. Are there any conditions, in your view, that could be attached to general licences to address these issues?
4) Your experience or evidence of any problems caused by the revocation of the three revoked general licences.
The closing date for providing views and evidence is 5pm Monday 13 May. We will submit all of your comments before this deadline, so please get in touch below or on firstname.lastname@example.org.