Wildlife Crime in the United Kingdom

15-03-2016

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of wildlife crime and efforts to combat it in the UK. It was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It presents an overview of significant seizures and criminal prosecutions, discusses the involvement of organised crime groups and provides an insight on relevant actors, the current domestic legislative framework and the actions taken by the UK to tackle wildlife crime.

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of wildlife crime and efforts to combat it in the UK. It was commissioned by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. It presents an overview of significant seizures and criminal prosecutions, discusses the involvement of organised crime groups and provides an insight on relevant actors, the current domestic legislative framework and the actions taken by the UK to tackle wildlife crime.