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Wildlife Crime

Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime

The Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime in Scotland (PAW Scotland) consists of a wide variety of organisations including the police, land managers, conservation groups, NGOs and the Scottish Government. The aim of PAW Scotland is to address the problem of wildlife persecution and habitat destruction throughout Scotland.

PAW defines wildlife crime as "any unlawful act or omission, which affects any wild creature, plant or habitat, in Scotland". This can range from targeted persecution of rare species and habitats for financial gain through to the unnecessary cruelty and torture of more common species for sport.

More information on the work carried out by PAW Scotland and how to report a wildlife crime can be found in the PAW Scotland web section.