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Wildlife Crime in Scotland - Scottish Government Annual Reports

The Wildlife Crime Annual Report is a requirement of Section 20 of the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011, which inserted a new Section 26B into the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It prescribes that Ministers must lay a report every calendar year on offences which relate to wildlife, to include information on incidences and prosecutions during the year to which the report relates, and on research and advice relevant to those offences.

The most recent report, covering 2015, was published in November 2016. The next report will be published in Autumn 2017.