Northern Ireland Schedule 1 licensing
The specially protected species in Northern Ireland are detailed in the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order, 1985 (Amended 1995).
The BTO is not involved in the issue of disturbance licences in Northern Ireland.
Licenses are issued directly by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
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