Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime
The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) is a multi-agency body comprising representatives of the organisations involved in wildlife law enforcement in the UK.
It provides opportunities for statutory and non-Government organisations to work together to combat wildlife crime.
- The period for submitting nominations for the 2013 PAW Partner of the Year Award, sponsored by Browne Jacobson solicitors, has closed. The Award will be presented to the non-Government PAW partner individual or organisation who made the greatest contribution to the objectives of PAW in 2013.
- PAW Certificates of Merit have been presented to Sergeant Ian Knox of the Metropolitan Police and PC Jon Palfrey of Gloucestershire Police.
- The Conference also saw awards being presented celebrating the achievemements of wildlife law enforcers. The 2013 WWF Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year Award winner is PC John Wilbor of North Yorkshire Police; the 2013 WWF Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year award is the successful investigation and prosecution following river engineering works leading to pollution and the loss of many highly endangered freshwater pearl mussels in the River Lyon; and a WWF Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Sergeant Dave Knight of Devon and Cornwall Police.
- Wildlife crime was the subject of a House of Commons Liaison Committee debate on 10 October 2013. A report of the debate has been published in Hansard (page 71).
- Maps showing bird of prey poisoning incidents in England and Wales over the period 2007-2011 were published on 12 February 2013. The mapping project is an action supported by all members of the PAW England & Wales Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group which includes the Police, National Wildlife Crime Unit, BASC, Countryside Alliance, Defra, the Moorland Association, Natural England, National Gamekeepers Organisation, Northern England Raptor Forum, RSPB and the Welsh Government. The maps and supporting information are published here: