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Wildlife trade and crime: Suspected poisoning

Advice on what to look out for, and to do if you suspect illegal poisoning is available from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate. Marsh Harrier - victim of suspected illegal poisoning

The Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme

In the United Kingdom, the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS) makes enquiries into death or injury of wildlife, including beneficial invertebrates and some pets, where there is strong evidence that pesticide poisoning may be implicated.

For further details please see the Natural England website.

Poison bait made from a staked-out rabbit carcass (note blue - green stain from poison)Information and advice on reporting an incident is available from FERA - The Wildlife Incident Unit

More information about the Scheme and about the Campaign Against Illegal Poisoning of Animals is also available fom the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD).


Page last modified: 23 October 2008
Page published: 23 October 2008

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