Who do you think is the best wildlife law enforcer?
The WWF-sponsored Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year award recognises those individuals who have contributed the most to wildlife law enforcement in the UK in the last year. Please consider who you know that would deserve this award and make your nomination by 20th August 2010.
The Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year Award was introduced in 1997 and is administered through the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW). Presented at the annual UK Wildlife Enforcement Conference, it recognises outstanding work by individual wildlife law enforcement officers in the preceeding twelve months.
- Those eligible to receive the award include officers and staff from UK Police, UK Border Agency, Countryside Commission for Wales, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Environment and Heritage Service for Northern Ireland, Animal Health, Natural England, and Environment Agency. It is open to both full and part time staff.
- Previous winners can be re-nominated in subsequent years.
- Any organisation that is a current member of PAW may make a nomination.
- All nominations must be endorsed by a senior officer in the authority of the nominated person, for example Assistant Chief Constable for Police and Band 11 Customs officers. The PAW Secretariat will liaise with the appropriate contact on receipt of the nomination.
- Nominations must be received using the cover form available from the PAW Secretariat. This includes guidance on relevant information to be included in the nomination.
- The deadline for nominations is the 20th August 2010, the time and place of the award presentation will be agreed with the nominator and endorser.
- The nominations are judged by a panel comprising of representatives from the Police, Defra (usually PAW's co - chairs) WWF/TRAFFIC, the Scottish Government and HMRC.
- A 'runner-up' prize and/or recognition of 'lifetime achievement' can be awarded if the judging panel feel this is appropriate.
For more information please contact the PAW UK Secretariat on PAW.Secretariat@defra.gsi.gov.uk