Animal enclosure display Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The construction, extension, substantial modification and operation of animal enclosures must be notified.

No need to display

  • Animal enclosures which do not exceed a floor area of 50 m2 and in which no animals of the specially protected species are kept in accordance with the Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG),
  • reintroduction for species subject to hunting law if the aviaries are not established for more than one month;
  • installations for a maximum of two birds of prey where the birds are kept for pickling purposes and the holder is the holder of a valid falconer's licence;
  • Net enclosures in which farmed or edible fish are kept.

Related Links

  • Besonders geschützte Tier- und Pflanzenarten gemäß Bundesnaturschutzgesetz (BNatSchG)
  • Begriffsbestimmungen nach dem Bundesnaturschutzgesetz (BNatSchG)

Documents are required. Please contact the appropriate body.

With regard to applications, contact the competent authority as soon as possible and, if necessary, request the appropriate forms.


The collection of the notification does not cover other permits, but requires separate veterinary and construction permits.

  • Anzeige der gewerbsmäßigen Haltung von Gehegewild

Related Links

  • Bundesnaturschutzgesetz (BNatSchG)
  • Niedersächsisches Ausführungsgesetz zum Bundesnaturschutzgesetz (NAGBNatSchG)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

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