Wildlife Crime

 

About the Inquiry

This page contains information on the Committee's work on wildlife crime, including Scottish Government annual reports. 

Evidence

Written evidence received prior to the Committee's meeting 10 January 2017:

At its meeting on 10 January 2017 the Committee took evidence on the Scottish Government's Wildlife Crime in Scotland - 2015 Annual Report. The full transcript is available here

The Committee also received supplementary written submissions following this meeting:

Correspondence

On 26 March 2017 the Convener wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on Scottish Government's Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2015 Annual Report.

On 29 March 2017 the Convener wrote to Lord Bonomy thanking him for giving evidence on his Report of the Review of the protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) to the Committee at its meeting on 28 March 2017.

On 31 March 2017 the Committee received a letter from RSPB Scotland in response to the letter the Committee sent to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform on the Scottish Government's Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2015 Annual Report on 26 March 2017.

On 20 April 2017, the Committee received a letter from Scottish Countryside Alliance regarding the Committee's evidence session with Lord Bonomy on the Report of the Review of the protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) on 28 March 2017.

On 24 April 2017, the Committee received a letter from Police Scotland in relation to the Scottish Government's Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2015 Annual Report and to the letter the Committee sent to the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change, Land Reform on 26 March 2017.

On 26 April 2017, the Committee sent a thank you letter to RSPB for clarifying its stance in relation to PAWS protocols in the letter the Committee received on 31 March 2017.

On 21 May 2017, the Committee wrote to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on admissability of evidence:

On 30 May 2017, the Committee received a letter from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in response to the letter they received on admissability of evidence sent by the Convener on 21 May 2017.

On 31 May 2017, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform announcing the publication of Scottish Natural Heritage's report Analyses of the fates of satellite tracked golden eagles in Scotland and setting out new measures in light of the key findings in the report.

On 23 June 2017, the Committee received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform regarding the appointment of retired Deputy Chief Constable Ruaraidh Nicolson, to lead a stakeholder group to develop a code of practice on hunting, and to look at the feasibility of a new hunt monitoring scheme.