Scottish Government publishes first annual wildlife crime report

30 September 2013

Today sees the welcome publication of the first annual Wildlife Crime Report for Scotland. The report has been published by the Scottish Government and refers to all wildlife crime reported in Scotland during 2012, including incidents of illegal raptor persecution. Following the enactment of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011, the government now has to produce these annual reports and these are expected to include detailed information about the number and type of reported wildlife crimes within a calendar year, as well as information about subsequent prosecutions. The 2012 report can be found here.