We have a new website go to gov.scot

Good practice advice

Good practice advice produced by PAW Scotland or PAW Scotland partners.

If you are operating outwith Scotland some of these materials will be irrelevant as they refer to the law in Scotland. Information on wildlife crime in the rest of the UK can be found on the UK PAW web pages.

PAW logo - B&W - paw only - thumbnailDrones and Wildlife
Advice on how to protect wildlife and stay within the law when using recreational drones.
DeerPoaching & Coursing Incident Recording Book
Downloadable and printable booklet designed by members of the Poaching & Coursing Priority Group, to encourage the recording key incident details.

Snaring practitioner's guideSnaring practitioners' guide
Industry guide giving snare operators advice on best practice in snaring. Fourth Edition published in December 2012.

Media protocolMedia protocol
Protocol designed by the PAW Scotland Media Sub-group - how to get the best out of news releases with PAW partners.

Rat poison and threat to wildlifeRat poison and the threat to wildlife
Leaflet providing advice on controlling rat populations without risking the accidental poisoning of other wildlife.

BASC Booklet - Poaching of Deer, Game and FishPoaching of Game, Deer and Fish
UK-wide booklet published by BASC to raise awareness of poaching and how to deal with it.

Raptor Satellite Tracking ProtocolRaptor Satellite Tracking Protocol
Protocol produced by the Scottish Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group for specialist groups actively involved in satellite tracking raptors in Scotland.

Raptor Crime Evidence ProtocolRaptor Crime Evidence Protocol
Protocol produced by the Scottish Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group for specialist groups handling evidence of raptor persecution.

Watching wiselyWatching Wisely
'Watch out for dolphins' poster and 'Moray Firth Wildlife' poster.