As the county's leading nature conservation charity, Suffolk Wildlife Trust offers a wide range of information and advice on wildlife issues from building a living garden to managing ponds, rivers, hedgerows and woodlands.
We hope this advice directory will provide you with many of the answers you need. But if you need further advice, please feel free to phone a member of the team on 01473 890089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a wildlife query please use the form linked below - this is to ensure we have all the information we need to answer your question:
Do you have concerns about an animal or a suspent a wildlife crime?
If you have an injured animal or bird please call:
Suffolk Owl Sanctuary:
National Bat Helpline:
0845 130 0228
Suffolk Bee Keepers:
In case of honey bee swarm
If you are concerened about a wildlife crime, you can:
Call 999 if the crime is in progesss
For non-urgent suspected wildlife crime contact Pc Mark Bryant, Wildlife Crime Officer on 101 or email email@example.com
If you are unsure if what you are witnessing or have witnessed is a wildlife crime visit the UK National Wildlife Crime Unit. They have a comprehensive lis of what is wildlife crime in the UK.
What should I do if I witness or suspect a crime against wildlife?
If you witness a crime against wildlife it is important that you do not confront the suspects or try to intervene in any way. Similarly it is essential that you do not to disturb the scene of the crime. You could inadvertently destroy vital evidence needed for a successful prosecution. You may also put your own health at risk as sadly illegal poisons, traps and snares are still used by wildlife criminals today.
If you find or witness anything suspicious then it is important to report it to the police. A crime against wildlife is not always obvious and may require specialist attention to uncover the truth.
If possible try to record as many details as you can about the event:
• Location (GPS grid reference is the most accurate)
• Weather Conditions
• Details about the suspect: gender, age, appearance, etc
• Details of any vehicles: model, colour, registration number plate, etc
• Details of the crime in a chronological order
If the use of poison is obvious, such as poisoned bait or the presence of dead animals, where possible try to place a cover over these without risking your own health. This will help prevent further casualties whilst disturbing the crime scene as little as possible.