Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to collect information about how you use this site to improve our service to you. By not accepting cookies some elements of the site, such as video, will not work. Please visit our Cookie Policy page for more information on how we use cookies.

Wildlife Dealer

Competent Authority

Section 48 of the Wildlife Act, 1976 (as amended) provides for wildlife dealer's licences in Ireland. It is the role of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, to administer applications for wildlife dealers licences.

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.

An application form can be found on the National Parks and Wildlife Service website, here.

Licences are free of charge.

Further Information

Wildlife Dealer’s Licence

Contact details

Wildlife Licence Unit,
National Parks and Wildlife Service,
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage,
90 North King Street,
Dublin 7 D07 N7CV

Email: wildlifelicence@npws.gov.ie 

Information correct at time of publishing, please contact the competent authority for further information.