Wildlife crime is a significant threat to conservation, animal welfare and the wider environment. However, most wildlife crimes in England and Wales are not centrally recorded. Enforcement officers are working hard to tackle this area of crime, but they are hindered by the lack of a proper recording and reporting process.
Our report reveals an overwhelming support for wildlife crime to be made recordable from key stakeholders.
We're calling on the Government to proactively record wildlife crime, protecting threatened species in England and Wales by ensuring an effective approach.