As part of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, if your bird is listed under section 7, schedule 4; your bird of prey will need to registered. As of 2009 this Act has been reduced to cover only 9 species of bird. As well as being registered these birds must also be closed ringed or microchipped.
Birds of prey that need to be registered:
White Tailed Eagle
Peregrines and Falcons will not need to be registered if you hold an Article 10 certificate for the bird, and it’s ringed or microchipped.
If you’re planning on buying a Bird of Prey, and the bird is on Schedule 4, the bird will need to be accompanied by an Article 10 certificate.
The person selling you the Bird of Prey should also hold a blue registration document. You’ll both need to complete various parts of it. Once complete the bottom half of the document will need to be sent by the seller to the CIT – Bristol (Centre for International Trade) and you’ll need to complete the back of the document and send it off to the CIT – Bristol.
WHAT IS AN ARTICLE 10 CERTIFICATE FOR A BIRD OF PREY?
If you’re planning on using your Schedule 4 listed Bird of Prey for commercial purposes, then you will need to apply for an Article 10 certificate. This is because some Birds of Prey are defined as endangered by CITES, meaning that all commercial movement and activity is regulated in order protect the birds.
According to DEFRA commercial purposes includes: “the selling of, the purchase, offering to purchase, acquisition for commercial purposes, display to the public for commercial purposes, use for commercial gain and sale, keeping for sale, offering for sale and transporting for sale. It will also need to be wearing a closed ring or be microchipped.
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