You will need this permit if you intend to establish a wildlife rehabilitation facility for protected animals. Wildlife rehabilitation includes:
- the capture and handling of animals
- the treatment or euthanasia of sick or injured animals
- the release of rehabilitated animals.
This permit allows you to keep wild protected animals of an exempt, basic, or specialist species that are injured, sick or orphaned, for the purpose of rehabilitation (at one or more facilities as specified in the permit). You do not require a permit to rescue or rehabilitate unprotected animals.
Exempt species are very common in captivity and/or their natural habitat and do not ordinarily require a permit to keep. Basic species are common in captivity and/or their natural habitat, and listed in the legislation. Specialist species are unlisted, though may be difficult to keep, threatened or rare.
Permit holders must comply with the permit conditions and requirements of the regulations.
Please contact the agency for more information.