Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Wildlife crimes in police spotlight

A WILDLIFE summit, aimed at seeing how crimes against animals and birds of prey can be better policed, is taking place in Derbyshire.

The event, organised by the county's police and crime commissioner, Alan Charles, will take place in South Normanton in September.

Mr Charles announced the news following the publication of a report he commissioned, produced by Derbyshire police, which highlighted how in the last year officers had been made aware of 200 incidents involving wildlife. These include poaching, badger baiting, hare coursing and the poisoning of birds of prey.

The RSPCA and the RSPB were also asked to contribute to the report, which was heard at yesterday's meeting of the strategic governance board at force headquarters in Ripley. In it the RSPB explained how last year a goshawk nest was deliberately destroyed in the north of the county and that there might now not be any breeding pairs in Derbyshire.

1 comment:

  1. In South Africa, wild life police department is working and trying to control the crimes that occur in the forest. This department should be more facilitated by the government, so that it can perform well.
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