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03 October, 2014

MEDIA INVITE: Wildlife crime announcement

MEDIA INVITE: SNH and Environment Minister to announce decision on general licence restrictions

Not for publication or broadcast – for operational guidance only

What: To help reduce raptor persecution, Scotland’s Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse, asked SNH to consider how general licences could be restricted. Mr Wheelhouse will announce the results of this review on Monday morning.

A news release will be issued on the day.

When: Monday, 6 October at 11.15am.

Where: Great Glen House, Inverness

Available for interview

Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change

Ian Ross, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) chairman

Background info

General licences allow landowners or land managers to carry out actions which would otherwise be illegal, including controlling certain types of birds for conservation purposes or to protect crops or livestock.

PLEASE RSVP to (or for more information):

On Friday: Vicki Mowat, SNH media officer, text or call 07917 071 543 or email

On Monday: Fergus MacNeill on 01463 725 021 or 07909 621 126 or

Contact information

SNH Media

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