You will need a licence, and will need to meet specified standards, if you trap certain species of mammal.
The standards are specified in the Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards (AIHTS). You must use a trap that meets these standards to trap the following species of mammal:
- pine marten
The trap must be suitable for use in Wales and be either:
- a certified make and model, or
- an approved design
The following live capture traps are certified and are suitable for use in Wales.
- Albi Traps ALBI 017M large mammal trap
- Animal and Plant Health Agency badger cage trap
- Welsh Government badger cage trap
- Derek Gow Bavarian type beaver trap
- Comstock beaver trap
- Breathe Easy live beaver trap
- EZee Set live catch beaver trap
- Hancock live beaver trap
- Koro live beaver trap
- Tomahawk live traps model 205
- Tomahawk live traps model 206NC
You also need a licence to trap any of these species. For further information, or to apply for a licence, visit Natural Resources Wales.
You can also contact the Species Licensing Team:
- telephone: 0300-065-3000, or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rydym yn croesawu galwadau’n Gymraeg / We welcome calls in Welsh.