Invasive Alien Species Order 2019

From 29th March 2019, the EU Invasive Alien Species Order 2019 will take effect. As a result, Government Agencies will not issue licences that allow “invasive” species taken into captivity because they were injured or orphaned, such as grey squirrels or muntjac deer, to be looked after or released back into the wild. This will affect rescue centres and vets, and has angered many people who care for or take an interest in wildlife (The Mirror, The TimesIndependent – with respect to grey squirrel control, also see The Guardian, The Telegraph.)

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