National Wildlife Crime Unit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is a British national police unit that gathers intelligence on wildlife crime and provides analytical and investigative support to law enforcement agencies.

History

It was officially launched on 18 October 2006. It is based in Livingston, West Lothian.

Structure

The NWCU is made up of 15 staff members, including analysts, intelligence officers and investigative support officers from the police, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, Defra, and TRAFFIC International.

Functions

The NWCU deals with the trade in endangered species, illegal taxidermy and auction sales, bat and badger-related offences, marine species, reptile smuggling, wild bird netting, egg collecting, animal health issues and dangerous wild animals.

See also

External links

  • Official website of the National Wildlife Crime Unit

News items

  • Wildlife crime in 2006
  • Centre opens in October 2006
  • Moving to Scotland from London in 2006
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Wildlife_Crime_Unit&oldid=782778270"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Wildlife_Crime_Unit
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "National Wildlife Crime Unit"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA