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Saturday, 28 February 2015

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Cumbria police praised for tackling wildlife crime

An animal welfare charity says Cumbria police is one of the UK’s leading forces for tackling wildlife crime.

World Animal Protection highlighted the force’s record in having a wildlife crime officer and a campaign launched last year to encourage the public to report such offences.

Cumbria police also recently organised a training course with officers from outside the county to share expertise and save costs by providing training at a regional level.

The charity says the county force is also one of the UK leaders at feeding intelligence back to a national wildlife crime unit, providing an accurate take on the scale of problems across the country. Wildlife crime can cover issues such as poaching, trapping and badger and bat persecution.

Alyx Elliott, World Animal Protection’s UK campaigns manager, said: “Cumbria is paving the way for tackling wildlife crime in the UK.”

World Animal Protection aims to improve animal welfare and says it has been campaigning to raise awareness about wildlife crime for a number of years.

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