This service is for reporting wildlife crime, which includes:

  • poaching
  • coursing
  • persecution of badgers, birds and bats
  • egg theft and collection
  • collection of or trade in protected species and animal products
  • not registering animals which require a licence
  • taking protected plants
  • use of poisons, snares or explosives to kill or injure animals
  • animal cruelty
  • hunting with dogs
  • introducing invasive species
  • killing or capturing, damaging or destroying the habitat of any protected animal 

If what you need to tell us about hasn't happened yet, it's something you've heard about or think someone might be planning to do, or it's something you're not sure is a crime. You can tell us about that here

If you want to report rural crime, please use our online rural crime reporting service or find out more about rural crime

If you want to report stolen or damaged property, assault or threats and abuse, please use our online crime reporting service


Advice tool

Report a wildlife crime

​You can report this crime online.

Click 'Start' below to complete our online form. Please give as much information as you can so we have everything we need to start an investigation.

Our team will review your report and get back to you within 48 hours. You'll also be able to download a copy of your report for your own records.

Average completion time: 10 mins

Please have the following details ready, if possible:

  • the date and time of the incident
  • details of any witnesses or suspects
  • information about any evidence you have that could help our investigation