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BCT’s Bearing Witness for Wildlife Training

Extend your skills and knowledge to take a stand against wildlife crime

Lacking the confidence to be an expert witness? Not sure what information to record about a potential wildlife crime? Uncertain how you can help the police tackle wildlife crime?

You should attend BCT’s Bearing Witness for Wildlife Training. This one day course is for anyone wanting to improve their skills in recognising and reporting wildlife crime or when acting as a witness.

This course is part of the Bearing Witness for Wildlife Conservation Wildlife Crime Project. The project recognises that most wildlife crime is not currently recorded, investigated or prosecuted effectively and this training course will start addressing this need.

The course will be presented by Craig Fellowes assisted by BCT’s Conservation Wildlife Crime Officer Pete Charleston. Between them they have over sixty years policing experience and almost 50 years investigating wildlife crime.

Course content

  • Recognising wildlife crime
  • Reporting wildlife crime
  • Assisting Police investigations
  • Acting as a witness of fact and an expert witness – what to expect during police investigations and in court
  • Conservation impact statements
  • Wildlife crime sentencing and Proceeds of Crime Act.


Upcoming course dates

09 November 2017 - ARUP's Offices, London Book here

 Course fee – subsidised by BCT

£55 for non-members, £50 for BCT members

Visit to book your place now!