REPORT WILDLIFE CRIME

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Wildlife crime is any action against the law regarding the protection of the UK’s wild animals and plants.

Examples of wildlife crime include:

  • Hunting mammals

  • Deer poaching

  • Fish poaching

  • Badger persecution – including baiting, snaring, shooting, and disturbance of setts

  • Bat persecution

  • Egg theft/collection

  • Bird of prey persecution – through poisoning, trapping, shooting, disturbance of nest and/or theft of chicks

  • Trade-in ivory, tortoises, rhino horn and other protected species covered by CITES

  • Non-registration of certain birds and animals that require licensing through DEFRA/Animal Health if kept in captivity or sold

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