COMMONS

Wildlife Crime - further information

    Further information of the Environmental Audit Committee's inquiry into Wildlife Crime: 

    Report and Government Response

    Call for evidence 

    Oral evidence

    The transcript of these sessions are published with the Report.

    Wednesday 7 March 2012

    Witnesses:

    • RSPCA, and RSPB
    • National Gamekeepers' Organisation, and Angling Trust

    Thursday 22 March 2012

    Witnesses:

    • Tania McCrea-Steele, Senior Campaigns and Prosecutions Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare
    • Stephanie Pendry, Enforcement Programme Leader, TRAFFIC
    • Mary Rice, Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency
    • Simon Pope, Head of External Affairs, World Society for the Protection of Animals

     Wednesday 18 April 2012

    Witnesses:

    Panel 1:

    • Grace Ge Gabriel, Asia Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare

    Panel 2: 

    • Richard Crompton, former Wildlife Crime Lead, Association of Chief Police Officers

    Wednesday 16 May 2012

    Witnesses:

    Panel 1:

    • Ed Mitchell, Director of Environment and Business, Environment Agency

    • Adrian Taylor, Environment and Business Manager, Fisheries and Biodiversity, Environment Agency, gave evidence

    Panel 2:

    •  Janette Ward, Director of Regulation, Natural England
    •  Dr Paul Horswill, Senior Specialist Wildlife Crime Team, Natural England, gave evidence

    Panel 3:

    • Sergeant Ian Knox, Metropolitan Police Service, Wildlife Crime Unit
    • Detective Superintendent Ron Knight, Metropolitan Police Service, Wildlife Crime Unit, gave evidence

    Wednesday 23 May 2012

    Witnesses:

    Panel 1:

    • Chief Constable Stuart Hyde, Wildlife Crime Lead, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
    • Pete Charleston, Staff Officer to Chief Constable Hyde, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
    • Nevin Hunter, Head, National Wildlife Crime Unit

    Panel 2:

    • Mark Fuchter, Deputy Director Operational Policy, UK Border Force
    • Grant Miller, CITES Team Manager, UK Border Force

    Thursday 12 July 2012

    Witnesses:

    • Lord Henley, Minister of State for Crime Prevention and Anti-Social Behaviour Reduction
    • Michael Warren, Head of the Crime and Anti-social Behaviour Reduction Unit, Home Office
    • Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Fisheries
    • Trevor Salmon, Head of International Species Conservation Team, Defra