Police putting wildlife crime to the 'back of the queue'

Posted in August 2009

More than 100 organisations, led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), said the killing of wild animals, poaching of eggs and stealing of rare plants was being overlooked because the police do not take wildlife crime seriously enough.

The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) set up three years ago has recently had staff cut despite an increase in the number of tips offs and the growth in trading of rare animals parts on the internet.


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