You will require a permit if you want to become a wildlife carer of protected animals that are injured, sick or orphaned for the purpose of rehabilitation and release.
You will be entitled under this permit to obtain from the wild protected animals of an exempt, basic, or specialist species. You do not require a permit to rescue or rehabilitate unprotected animals.
Permit holders must comply with the permit conditions, and certain requirements of the regulations.
You will need a separate permit if you intend to run a wildlife rehabilitation facility or intend to retain protected animals unfit for release.
Please contact the agency for more information.