Wild Bird Derogation Order May 2019 – April 2020

The below Wild Bird Derogation Order for the period 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020 has been published this afternoon on the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) website.

Under the terms of the EU Birds Directive, all EU member States, including Ireland, are bound to take measures to protect all wild birds and their habitats. The Directive allows member States to make derogations from its protective measures where certain wild bird species are causing damage to crops, livestock and fauna or represent a threat to public health or safety or to air safety. 

The Minister has signed a State-wide Declaration for the 12 month period from 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2020. A separate countrywide Declaration was signed in respect of air safety.

The full article, as well as downloadable versions of the declarations, can be found on the NPWS website below.

https://www.npws.ie/legislation/irish-law/eu-birds-directive-derogations

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