Wild Justice has launched a new fund to help support the police investigate wildlife crime.
Specifically, the fund is being made available to police forces across the UK to support forensic analyses in cases relating to the illegal persecution of birds of prey.
Enforced police budget cuts and lack of resources can sometimes preclude the swift analysis of evidence in these types of investigations and where speedy evidence gathering is essential, these delays can lessen the opportunities for a criminal prosecution to proceed.
Wild Justice has committed a £5K start-up contribution and is calling on other organisations to add to the fund. Police Superintendent Nick Lyall, Chair of the Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group (RPPDG) will be encouraging partner organisations to contribute.
Watch this space.
For further details please read the Wild Justice blog here.