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Home / 31st Annual UK National Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference – 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2019

31st Annual UK National Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference – 29th Nov – 1st Dec 2019

The 31st Annual Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference took place between Friday 29th November and Sunday 1st December 2019.

The annual conference is where law enforcers, statutory agencies and NGOs gather to hear the latest views, approaches, successes and challenges of combating wildlife crime in the UK.

The winners of the 2019 Wildlife Crime Awards were announced at the Conference. The awards celebrate the hard-working and dedicated law enforcers who have gone above and beyond to tackle illegal wildlife trade and wildlife crime in the UK. The awards are sponsored by WWF and are presented by WWF and Chief Constable Darren Martland, Cheshire Police.



Wildlife Crime Enforcer of the year

Police Sergeant Brian Calver of Suffolk Police won the ‘Wildlife Crime Enforcer of the Year’. © Guy Shorrock


Wildlife Crime Operation of the year

Operation Owl was awarded ‘Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year’. 

There were four Lifetime Achievement Award winners:

Lifetime Achievement Awards

PC Jos Bartlett, Hertfordshire Police. © Guy Shorrock


Inspector Geoff Edmund, RSPCA. © Guy Shorrock

Andy McWilliam, NWCU © Guy Shorrock

PC Charlie Everitt, NWCU. © Guy Shorrock


Superintendent Commendation

Congratulations also go to North Yorkshire Police Sergeant Stu Grainger for the recognition of his hard work on Operation Owl.