Wildlife Crime Ireland aims:

  • Basic information on wildlife crime
  • PAW Ireland involvement
  • Advice on Recognising & Recording a wildlife crime
  • Contact details for Reporting a wildlife crime

What is Wildlife Crime?

Wildlife crime is any act that contravenes current legislation governing the protection of wild animals and plants.

Any person who hunts kills takes or is in possession of a protected wild animal, wild bird or a specimen of protected wild flora otherwise than under and in accordance with a licence shall be guilty of an offence.


Who is PAW Ireland?

PAW Ireland brings together statutory agencies, non-statutory agencies and interested parties with the common goal of combating wildlife crime through publicity, education and campaigning.

PAW Ireland objectives – to;

  • Raise awareness of wildlife legislation and the impacts of wildlife crime;
  • Provide a forum to facilitate the exchange of information & expertise on wildlife enforcement;
  • Help and advise on wildlife crime and regulatory issues;
  • Raise the profile of wildlife crime within the judiciary & statutory agencies;
  • Promote the use of forensic technologies to combat wildlife crime;
  • Make sure wildlife crime is tackled effectively

Find out more about PAW

PAW Ireland