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Red-billed chough (FOI)

Red-billed chough (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 29 January 2018.


I wish to be provided with copies, from the Department of the Environment, of background and 'work plan' reports associated with the decision to grant the Licence to take, handle, and disturb the Red-billed Chough (Pyrrochorax pyrrochorax) for scientific and research purposes (currently Licence No. CR22).

These reports are:

The annual report for 2017 attached to condition 5 of Licence No. CR22 (as stated above)


The approved 'Work Plan 2017 - Red-billed chough reintroduction project' (submitted March 2017), as stated in the Additional Notes section of the CR22 licence (stated above)


Annual reports and the Work Plans associated with the granting of any previous licences in connection with the red billed chough reintroduction project(s) on Jersey.



The annual report for 2017 is attached below:

2017 Red-billed chough reports


The approved work plan for 2017 is attached below:

Red-billed chough re-introduction project - Work Plan 2017 


Previous licences have been granted to Durrell in relation to the carrying out of activities relating to the Red-billed Chough.  Attached to this response are:

  • the Durrell work plan for 2012

Project plan for the re-introduction of red-billed chough - July 2012

  • the Durrell work plan for 2013-2015 (Birds on the Edge Project)

Birds On The Edge project strategy 2013 to 2015 

Personal information has been redacted from the work plans in accordance with Article 25 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

The reports for years 2012 through 2017 are available on-line on a month by month basis at the following web address:

Monthly chough reports archive

Article applied

Article 25 Personal information

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005.

(2) Information is absolutely exempt information if –
(a) it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject as defined in the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2005; and
(b) its supply to a member of the public would contravene any of the data
protection principles, as defined in that Law.

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