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Report a wildlife crime

Wildlife crime includes offences like poaching, killing or disturbing protected species, or damaging their breeding and resting places, and illegally trading in endangered species. It's one of the pressures that can push animal and plant species closer to extinction. Some wildlife crimes, such as badger-baiting and the illegal use of poisons and traps, can cause animals unnecessary pain and suffering.

A full list of what is and isn't classified as wildlife crime can be found on the National Wildlife Crime Unit website.

Reporting a wildlife crime

If you witness a suspected wildlife crime call 999 immediately and ask for the police.

For all other enquires call West Mercia Police on 101.