What is wildlife crime?

Wildlife crime is any act that contravenes current legislation governing the protection of wild animals and plants.

In Southern Ireland - The two principal pieces of national legislation protecting wildlife are the Wildlife Acts, 1976 to 2012 and the European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011.

In Northern Ireland - The main legislation is contained in the Wildlife (Northern Ireland) Order 1985 (as amended), the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1995, and The Environment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002.

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is looking for your feedback in order to address
any issues that may hinder the reporting of, or investigation into wildlife crimes in Ireland.
 

**DO NOT fill in this survey to REPORT a crime**
this survey is to find out your experience of reporting a wildlife crime.
To report suspected wildlife crime activity [In Southern Ireland] contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service
Tel: 01-888 3242 or LoCall 1890 383 000 www.npws.ie/contactus
If you can’t reach NPWS personnel call your local Garda Station. Station directory for contact numbers is at www.garda.ie

To report suspected wildlife crime activity [In Northen Ireland] call the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
on 101 or via their website www.psni.police.uk

PLEASE COMPLETE A SEPARATE SURVEY FOR EACH INCIDENT YOU HAVE WITNESSED

* 1. Incident date and location details

* 2. Type of incident

* 4. About the incident

* 7. Further comments or suggestions on how the wildlife crime reporting process could be improved.

* 8. Your own contact details if you’re willing to discuss your report with Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland. [optional but helpful, your details will not be made public]

Thank you for taking the time to fill in this survey.

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