Read the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit's first annual report by downloading the PDF below.
Extract from the Executive Summary
"The main role of the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is to assist in the prevention and detection of wildlife crime. We do this by obtaining and disseminating information from a wide range of organisations and by assisting
police forces in wildlife crime investigation.
In 2008/09, our 2 support officers have assisted more than half of the police forces in the UK. The number of operations they have assisted has more than doubled every year since 2006.