Written answers

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Wildlife Control

Photo of Maureen O'SullivanMaureen O'Sullivan (Dublin Central, Independent)
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655. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the licences issued under the Wildlife Act 1975 in each of the past five years in tabular form. [16735/19]

Photo of Josepha MadiganJosepha Madigan (Dublin Rathdown, Fine Gael)
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Details of the licences and permits issued by my Department in the period 2014 to 2018 under the Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended are set out in the following table.

TABLE

Section of Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended DetailsLicences issued 2014 

Licences issued 2015Licences issued 2016Licences issued 2017Licences issued 2018
Section 21Protection of flora1212101010
Section 22, 23 & 34 & 38Capture of wild birds & wild animals

Capture Badgers

Film/photograph wild birds/animals

Retain injured animals

Retain injured birds

Pen reared birds

Hunt protected birds to train gun dogs

Examine nests, take the eggs

Use of lamp
145



29



116

44

30

99



7

60

0
178



29



133

149

55

95



3

55

1
167



28



88

136

44

89



4

64

0
161



0



123

136

98

90



1

67

0
207



16



145

101

32

69



2

64

1
Section 29Deer hunting4,4814,6535,0835,1755,502
Section 30Hunting over state foreshore/lakes499450382467341
Section 32Ringing/marking protected wild birds/animals81 general

23 special

10 other
80

30

4
86

40

0
112

31

0
89

36

4
Section 26, 32, 34Capture and tag hares 33333
Section 35Use of lures, decoys, scarecrows3553487274
Section 36Use of mechanically propelled vehicles1742231422
Section 41-Birds of prey: possession engage in falconry 

-Take a bird from the wild


432

9


629

7


689

17


670

8


566

9
Section 42Serious damage caused by protected wild animals/birds355459501559678
Section 48Wildlife dealers7878699286
Totals-6,4517,1987,5717,8898,057

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