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The first thing to work out is whether the thing you’ve seen or heard about is a crime.
Find out what a wildlife crime is.
There are other crimes involving plants and animals, covered in rural crime and environment crime.
Most forces have at least one wildlife crime officer and many have dedicated units. We also work with partner agencies to investigate, prevent and tackle wildlife crime.
If you think a crime has happened:
If you think a wildlife crime is being committed then contact us, either report a crime online or by calling 101. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service on 18001 101.
If a crime is happening or someone is in danger, call 999. If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.
We’d rather you contacted us and we investigate, than not hear from you.
You can also report wildlife crime anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.
Find out more about wildlife crime by visiting the following websites:
National Wildlife Crime Unit
Bat Conservation Trust
Kew Royal Botanical Gardens
Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime