An endangered bird of prey has been shot dead and hung from a tree in a Norfolk village. Norfolk police were called to Swaffham Road in Cockley Cley on Friday, April 9, 2021, after someone reported a dead bird hanging from a tree. Police arrived on the scene to find a red kite, and an […]
Scientists and investigators are pioneering a wave of cutting-edge forensic techniques in Scotland as the country bids to position itself as the global leader in the battle against wildlife crime. A range of DNA and genetic testing techniques are being developed and deployed north of the border, with future work set to be underpinned by […]
Border Force and the NWCU have won the WWF sponsored 2015 Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year Award for their outstanding contribution towards Operation Cobra 3 which specifically targetted the illegal wildlife trade. Samantha Trackman (Border Force) and Helen Bulmer (NWCU) are pictured here being presented with their award by Chief Constable Simon Prince during […]
Border Force and the National Crime Agency (NCA) have won the WWF sponsored Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year Award for their joint efforts to tackle organised wildlife crime in the UK. A representative from the organisations received the award presented by Chief Constable Simon Prince at the ceremony which is held as part of […]
Background Tackling poaching is one of the UK’s wildlife crime priorities. It blights the countryside and affects farmers, landowners and others living and working there. Poaching increases across England and Wales during late autumn following the harvest and as the hours of darkness increase, but is a year round activity for those with a criminal […]
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