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 Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht,
90 North King Street,
Dublin 7.
Phone: +353 1 888 3242
Email: wildlifelicence@chg.gov.ie


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