Wildlife Dealer

Competent Authority

Section 48 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended) provides for wildlife dealer's licences in Ireland. The National Parks and Wildlife Service, a body under the aegis of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, administer applications for wildlife dealers licences in Ireland.

Licensing Procedures

Only licensed wildlife dealers in Ireland can sell protected wild animals (including parts or derivatives).  In the interest of the conservation of a species, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the local authority in Ireland may by regulation temporarily control the sale or purchase of certain protected species.

If you are looking to provide services as a wildlife dealer in Ireland, you may obtain more information in the wildlife dealers licence section on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website in the link below.

Wildlife Dealer’s Licence

Contact details

Please find relevant contact details for the National Parks and Wildlife Service below.

National Parks and Wildlife Service,

Main Street,


Co. Monaghan

Tel: 1800 - 405000.