You may need a wildlife licence to kill, cull, remove or disturb the habitats of particular species if they're legally protected. You'll usually need to have a good reason too (eg they're attacking your crops or causing a public health problem).
Find out your legal responsibilities if you encounter wildlife as part of your job (eg as a developer, land manager or researcher) or as a member of the public.
Scottish Natural Heritage also has information on activities that need a licence and how you can apply for one.
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