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34th Annual Wildlife & Rural Crime Conference – 18th to 20th October 2023

34th Wildlife & Rural Crime Conference

This years event will be taking place on the 18th to 20th October and will once again be at Yarnfield Conference Centre in Staffordshire. For the first time – the conference will be over weekdays – an initial draft agenda is shown below. We will look to starting the event at 1pm on Wednesday 18th and finish by 2pm on the 20th. There has been a small price increase this year but the event has been extended in length.

Bookings are now open. Please contact NWCU if you wish to have a booking form.

If you have any questions about the potential programme or suggestions for presentations then please email  wildlifeconference34@gmail.com             

More details will appear on this page as we get them.


Wednesday 18th- commence 1pm (lunch will be available from 12)

Updates from NWCU, NRCU, Defra, NFU, Border Force along with updates covering PARC’s, OPAL, AMPIS, DISC, CPN and Hunting with Hounds WG

Thursday 19th- commence at 9am:

Op Tantallon, CPS, Rural Whatsapp, PND, WCOTY, PAW NI, Wales, Scotland, plus case studies and Stop Press.

Conference meal & awards

Friday 20th- commence at 9am:

UK Police officer training event / Focussed learning / CPD

To include (subject to change): Rural Crime – Stolen Vehicle identification / DataTag, CPN’s, Wildlife Crime DISC & PND, INNS, HwH Training


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