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PAW Scotland - About us

The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAW Scotland) represents a wide range of bodies concerned with the prevention and tackling of crimes against wildlife. It includes agencies like Scottish Natural Heritage, Police Scotland and prosecutors as well as organisations representing a wide range of conservation and land management interests.

PAW Scotland has a number of working groups which meet on a regular basis to take forward specific areas of work related to tackling wildlife crime. These groups report to the Executive of PAW Scotland.

The Executive of PAW Scotland is chaired by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, and includes the chairs of all the sub-groups.

There are also plenary sessions when representatives of all the partners have an opportunity to question and comment on the work of the Executive and sub-groups.