PAW Ireland brings together conservationists, land managers, welfare groups and statutory agencies with the common goal of tackling crimes against wildlife in Ireland through awareness, engagement, and monitoring.
Wildlife crime in Ireland is currently under reported, under resourced, and therefore poorly enforced.
To help fulfil its key objective to tackle wildlife crime, PAW Ireland is initiating a Wildlife Crime Reporting app, the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland.
- Record and report suspected wildlife crime at the scene or afterwards if preferred;
- Easily report potential wildlife crime directly to the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS);
- Access simple guidelines on what to do and what not to do at a wildlife crime scene;
- Complete an on-screen form to record a suspected wildlife crime;
- Attach photographs from the scene which are automatically tagged with a GPS reference of the location.
The Wildlife Crime Reporting app will be available free to the general public for use on smartphones, and will be formally launched at the Wildlife Crime and Conservation Conference on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25, in the Curragh, Kildare.
PAW Ireland needs the support of the public and concerned organisations to tackle wildlife crime, the organisation says.
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