Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (655)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

655. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the licences issued under the Wildlife Act 1975 in each of the past five years in tabular form. [16735/19]

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Written answers (Question to Culture)

Details of the licences and permits issued by my Department in the period 2014 to 2018 under the Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended are set out in the following table.

TABLE

Section of Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended 

Details  

Licences issued 2014 

 

Licences issued 2015  

Licences issued 2016  

Licences issued 2017  

Licences issued 2018  

Section   21

Protection   of flora

12

12

10

10

10

Section 22, 23 & 34 & 38

Capture of wild birds & wild   animals

Capture Badgers

Film/photograph wild birds/animals

Retain injured animals

Retain injured birds

Pen reared birds

Hunt protected birds to train gun   dogs

Examine nests, take the eggs

Use of lamp

145

 

29

 

116

44

30

99

 

7

60

0

178

 

29

 

133

149

55

95

 

3

55

1

167

 

28

 

88

136

44

89

 

4

64

0

161

 

0

 

123

136

98

90

 

1

67

0

207

 

16

 

145

101

32

69

 

2

64

1

Section   29

Deer   hunting

4,481

4,653

5,083

5,175

5,502

Section   30

Hunting   over state foreshore/lakes

499

450

382

467

341

Section 32

Ringing/marking protected wild   birds/animals

81   general

23   special

10   other

80

30

4

86

40

0

112

31

0

89

36

4

Section   26, 32, 34

Capture and tag hares

3

3

3

3

3

Section   35

Use   of lures, decoys, scarecrows

35

53

48

72

74

Section   36

Use   of mechanically propelled vehicles

17

42

23

14

22

Section 41

-Birds of prey: possession engage in falconry 

-Take a bird from the wild

 

432

9

 

629

7

 

689

17

 

670

8

 

566

9

Section   42

Serious   damage caused by protected wild animals/birds

355

459

501

559

678

Section   48

Wildlife   dealers

78

78

69

92

86

Totals

-

6,451

7,198

7,571

7,889

8,057