Wildlife Crime

wildlife_watchersOur wildlife is important

Wildlife crime is an offence and needs reporting. Examples include:

  • Poaching,
  • Cruelty,
  • Killing protected species,
  • Disturbing protected species,
  • Disturbing nests,
  • Damaging the breeding and resting places of protected species (habitat destruction),
  • Trapping and snaring,
  • Fishing without a licence,
  • Keeping a wild animal captive,
  • Illegally trading in endangered species.

More information on wildlife crime and protected species can be found on The Wildlife Trusts’ website.

You can help by becoming a Wildlife Watcher.

Report wildlife crime to the police on 101 or dial 999 if a crime is in progress.

Incidents can also be reported on the Warwickshire Rural Watch website at: