A gamekeeper has been fined after a sparrowhawk starved to death in freezing weather in a trap. An investigation was launched after a member of the public found the raptor alive in a cage on February 10 on land near the village of Bosley, six miles south of Macclesfield, in Cheshire. Cage traps are designed […]
Reports of wildlife crimes against many species rose between 35-90% in 2020 At the same time convictions on key types of wildlife crime fell by 50%+ Nature experts are calling for improved recording and monitoring, better targeting of resources, and enhanced use of expert police and prosecutors to tackle wildlife crime A new report published […]
Four men have been charged in connection with wildlife crime offences in Dumfries and Galloway. The suspects, aged 59, 52, 46 and 31, were arrested in the Stewartry area of the region, police confirmed on Thursday. The arrests come amid ongoing investigations into reports of persecution against protected birds of prey and wildlife in Parton, […]
A fine has been handed out to a man who deliberately destroyed a protected habitat so he could develop his property. The case followed an investigation by Kent Police’s Rural Task Force relating to a property in Headcorn. In December 2019, the offender sought planning permission for a barn conversion. As part of the planning […]
Operation Wingspan, a year-long campaign to tackle wildlife crime, working with partners, including the Partnership Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) Scotland, has seen considerable success and is now entering its final phase. This involves officers working on the persecution of fresh water pearl mussels and tackling all aspects of poaching, including hare coursing. As with previous […]
A man from Derby has been sentenced in connection with the illegal trade of ivory from endangered animals. Ngie LAW pleaded guilty to 18 different counts of buying, selling and possessing the ivory goods without a permit, and fraudulently evading duty, between 2011 and 2016. It follows a lengthy investigation, which began in November 2016 […]
Police have confirmed that a bird of prey found dead in the Queens Island area of Belfast earlier this year was poisoned. It was reported in March that a Peregrine Falcon was found dead. The bird was retrieved and underwent testing to ascertain the exact circumstances. Enquiries have been ongoing. On July 28th 2021, officers, […]
A man who unknowingly destroyed a bird of prey nest after cutting down trees has completed a successful restorative justice outcome. Officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Team were called to an estate on the outskirts of Gloucester on Saturday 5 June where it was reported that a tree had been felled causing an active […]
“Observe, Don’t Disturb” is the message amid incidents of water craft, motor vehicles, selfie-takers, dogs and campers disturbing marine mammals and birds. A campaign to stop people behaving irresponsibly near marine animals such as seals, dolphins and nesting birds is being rolled out nationally by the RSPCA, the police and other partner organisations. As the […]
Detective Sergeant Mick Walker from Merseyside Police, the new lead for the national cyber enabled wildlife crime priority delivery group (PDG) has made an instant impact with the launch of Operation Visualise. Drawing on industry expertise, DS Walker will be assisting Wildlife Crime enforcers out on the front line by enhancing their digital capabilities. Sergeant […]
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