Working with the law
This section explains more about how the RSPB works with the law and has influenced decisions.
In this section
Investigating wild bird crime
The RSPB works with groups and organisations to investigate crimes and bring offenders to justice.
What is bird crime?
Some of the most common types of wild bird crime plus a link to our latest Birdcrime report.
Discover our campaigns including our work on stopping illegal trapping in Cyprus.
Wildlife and the law
Find out how wild birds and their eggs and nests are protected by the law and where you can go to find out more detailed information.
Report a wild bird crime
Follow the link to report wild bird crimes that you have witnessed or heard about from someone else.
Our Investigations Section produces a number of publications relating to wild birds and the law.
The RSPB's investigations newsletter. PDF, 1.6MbLegal Eagle 84
The RSPB's investigations newsletter. PDF, 1.2MbLegal Eagle 83
The RSPB's stance on what developments are needed in wildlife law to halt the loss of, and promote, UK biodiversity. PDF, 1.0MbResponse to the Law Commission Consultation Paper: Wildlife Law
An RSPB report highlighting the worst year on record for suspected cases of bird of prey persecution in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. PDF, 270KbPeak Malpractice Update 2007