Volunteers to become National Wildlife Crime Officers
The NWCU (National Wildlife Crime Unit) since operation 3 years ago have reduced their staff from 14 to 9 due to funding and have made only 51 convictions in 2008-2009 which is only 3.3% of the cases they dealt with.
Wildlife crime is on the increase but with only 9 members of staff for the whole of the UK we believe there is no commitment for the protection of our wildlife and its environment.
We, the undersigned, call on the Governments of the UK to allow highly vetted volunteers specialising in wildlife and conservation to be trained to become National Wildlife Crime Officers and given the power to investigate and protect endangered species and their habitats, working together with the Police force.
The Volunteers to become National Wildlife Crime Officers petition to Home Secretary UK was written by Tara Marjoram and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.