Wildlife crime in Scotland: 2020 annual report

The ninth wildlife crime annual report, with new data from the financial year 2019 to 2020.

Appendix 1 - Offence Categories and Legislation

This Appendix provides further detail on the offence categories used in the wildlife crime and court proceedings statistics in Chapter 2, broken down by the crime codes used to group offences and the legislation which includes these offences.

Offences relating to Legislation
Badgers Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Birds Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Cruelty to wild animals Wild Mammals (Protection) Act 1996; Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
Deer Deer (Scotland) Act 1996
Hunting with dogs Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002
Conservation (e.g. protected sites, conservation orders) Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004
Poaching and game laws Game (Scotland) Act 1772; Game (Scotland) Act 1832; Night Poaching Act 1828; Poaching Prevention Act 1862; Agriculture (Scotland) Act 1948
Fish poaching Freshwater & Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976; Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries (Protection) (Scot) Act 1951; Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries (Consol) (Scot) Act 2003; Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 The Fish Conservation (Fishing For Eels)(Scotland) Regulations 2008
Other wildlife offences (e.g. European Protected Species, CITES, attempts to commit offences) The Conservation (Natural Habitats etc.) Regulations 1994; Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981; Control of Trade In Endangered Species (Enforcement) Regs 1997


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