Chair: Martin Sims, League Against Cruel Sports
Vice-Chair: Craig Fellowes, Badger Trust
Link: Matt Browne, Advocacy Lead
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 annual reports show the scale of wildlife crime in England and Wales, and call on the Government to ensure this crime is recorded and tackled effectively.
Link CEO Richard Benwell was a guest on the Planet Pod podcast in November 2020, speaking about Link's ongoing work on Wildlife Crime.
In January 2021 Martin Sims, as Chair of the Group, wrote to the Defra to support proposals for a close season for hares in England, and a ban on snares.
In April 2021 the Group wrote to all Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, asking them to prioritise tackling wildlife crime if elected.
For more information, please contact Matt Browne, Link's Advocacy Lead.
Last updated: 20 May 2021
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