wildlife crime

Make a note

There’s a new piece of kit to help fight coursing and poaching – it’s a notebook. PAW Scotland Poaching and Coursing Priority Group has released an incident book to help members of the public get the facts down and document

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Egg watch

Operation EASTER, a national campaign to protect wild bird eggs, is now underway – and you can help. Developed in Scotland and now in action across the UK, Operation EASTER is a campaign facilitated by the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) in

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RSPCA drops last case against hunt

The RSPCA has dropped its last hunt prosecution due to a lack of legitimate evidence. Will Bryer, master and huntsman of the Cattistock hunt in Dorset has been charged with one offence of fox hunting with hounds. The RSPCA had been

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Gamekeeper found guilty

Keeper George Mutch has been found guilty of killing a goshawk and setting traps to illegally capture more on an estate in Aberdeenshire.

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The enemy within

The RSPB Birdcrime report shows there are criminals among bird enthusiasts. Predator says it’s time they acted – while we have one of our own to deal with   This column doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to those

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BASC delivers police training

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has been running a training course to help police officers’ understanding of firearms and wildlife law. The course was run with officers from Lancashire and Cumbria constabularies, and included demonstrations from BASC’s regional

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Project Trespass

A new initiative to tackle poaching was launched on October 1 2013 by the Poaching Priority Delivery Group. Helena Douglas explains how Project Trespass will work   The Poaching Priority Delivery Group, set up in 2008, comprises police representatives, the

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SGA asks for keepers' help in fighting wildlife crime

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association is teaming up with wildlife crime officers in a bid to prevent illegal freshwater pearl mussel fishing

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Public Perception

After a not-so-relaxing night’s telly, editor Pete Carr despairs at the portrayal of shooting sports on the idiot box. Game shooting, stalking and hunting are pretty much stereotyped in the eyes of the majority of our urban public. Most urbanites

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No WANE In Environmental Interests

Both Scotland and Northern Ireland have been focusing on the environment in Government lately. The first week of March saw both Scotland’s Government in Holyrood and the Northern Ireland Assembly pass their respective Wildlife and Natural Environment Bills. The Northern

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