Provision of information to help combat wildlife crime

The SRMS and its partner organisations are committed to supporting activities directed at combatting wildlife crime, which in the context of raptors may involve illegal killing, destruction of eggs or nests, and other forms of illegal disturbance. The SRMS undertakes to make its volunteers aware of these issues and how they should report potential wildlife crime incidents or appropriate intelligence immediately and directly to the Police. In addition, the SRMS records contain important objective information on causes of breeding failures, including changes in these through time and variation across Scotland. This information can be very useful to organisations like the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and RSPB Investigations Unit to inform their operations and target effort appropriately.