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33rd annual Wildlife & Rural Crime Conference – 21st to 23rd October 2022

33rd annual Wildlife & Rural Crime Conference

The annual conference is where law enforcers, statutory agencies and NGOs all gather to hear the latest views, approaches, successes and challenges of combating wildlife crime in the UK. This year the conference will take place between 21st to 23rd October.

There will be a comprehensive programme of presentations from key agencies who are involved in wildlife and rural crime enforcement. The weekend will also feature presentations in relation to the wildlife and rural priority areas. There will be interactive workshops, awards, and as always, excellent opportunities for networking.

Chief Inspector Kevin Kelly, Head of the National Wildlife Crime Unit says: “Conference is a really important time for our enforcers who work locally, nationally and internationally. We aim to make conference exciting, informative and interactive. To give back as much as possible to our valued enforcers who serve on the front line. We will once again host an awards ceremony on the Saturday night to ensure we maximise opportunities to spotlight the good work that goes on nationally and for us to say “Thank You” to the ones who really care about making a difference in tackling wildlife crime“.  

The 2022 conference will take place at Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre in Staffordshire.

Map of site: Yarnfield site map



Once again in 2022 we want to make a positive contribution to the environment where our carbon emissions can’t be avoided. In line with our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint for the event and support the sustainability commitment – we are making a donation for every booking made (included within the charging for the event). Every contribution makes a difference and helps work towards carbon neutral conferences. Further information can be found here

If you have any queries, please email: wildlifeconf2021@gmail.com


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