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A new initiative called Project Trespass launched last week aims to provide a co-ordinated response to poaching by the England and Wales Poaching Priority Delivery Group, which includes the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU). Neville Hunter, head of the NWCU, said: “Poaching is a criminal activity — all poachers are trespassers and analysis by the NWCU shows that, given an opportunity, poachers have diversified into thefts, burglaries, assaults and other rural crimes.”

The rest of this article appears in the 9th October issue of Shooting Times.

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