Friday, 7 June 2013

National Wildlife Crime Unit launch new website

New website to help the fight against wildlife crime
May 2013. The UK National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) has launched a new website (

The website explains what wildlife crime is, details the role of the unit, how tackling different wildlife crime across the UK is prioritised and how users can report wildlife crime. It highlights the sort of information users can provide to help combat such crime, either by contacting their local Police force or CRIMESTOPPERS.

News updates
The new website will give users access, via links, to the latest media releases relating to wildlife crime investigations and prosecutions involving the NWCU, the Police and other UK law enforcement agencies engaged in the fight against wildlife crime.

National Wildlife Crime Unit
The NWCU is a Police intelligence unit providing operational and analytical support to law enforcement agencies across the UK and internationally. It is the focal point for all Police wildlife crime intelligence and investigations and a conduit by which law enforcement and other partner agencies coordinate, cooperate and communicate their work to address this area of criminality. The unit has a particularly close working relationship with the Border Force CITES Enforcement Team based at Heathrow, the Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency based in Bristol.

In October 2012 the Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee praised the work of the NWCU in their report on wildlife crime, but highlighted the need for a website to inform and raise awareness of wildlife crime and the approaches taken to tackle it across the UK.

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