Wildlife detectives take part in new Forensics Training programme
PSNI investigate death of two white-tailed eagles
PSNI launch Operation SUBRISION to deter and detect rural and wildlife crime
Lewisham man convicted for illegally exporting ivory
Operation EASTER launched for 2023 - stopping egg thieves and egg collectors
Monmouthshire man guilty of destroying habitat containing Dormice, Slow Worm, Grass Snake, Great Crested Newts, Bats and Badgers
Monmouthshire company fined for damaging an important Great Crested Newt habitat
Two Lincolnshire men sentenced under new hare coursing legislation
Hoard of suspected poached deer skulls and fox tails uncovered after drugs raid in Nottinghamshire
National first as Essex poachers banned from owning dogs
Four men sentenced following hare coursing incidents in Stirling and the Borders
Fine for angler who gave false name to NRW enforcement officer
Blaenau Gwent man prosecuted for encouraging dog to enter a live badger sett
Carlisle man bludgeoned badger with shovel then tossed it to dogs
Warwickshire Hunt hit with notice from police amid concerns about 'dangers' on roads
Gloucestershire man fined after messages showed him bragging and admitting to the illegal hunting of foxes
Two Gwent fishermen caught and in court for illegal netting
Bird of prey poisoned, Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Dorset hunt master found guilty and fined £6,800
Fines for two men caught digging at active badger sett on Wrexham farm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
More details will appear on this page as we get them.
DRAFT CONFERENCE AGENDA: 2023
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.