Birds: Conservation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 24th April 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor the internet regularly for evidence of a rise in criminal activity with regard to birds caught in the wild; and if so, what has been the result of such monitoring.

Photo of Lord Gardiner of Kimble Lord Gardiner of Kimble The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The enforcement of all offences, including wildlife offences, is an operational matter for the police.

The police monitor and gather intelligence on online activity relating to crimes against birds and other wildlife to inform their investigations.

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