1.Please provide the number of people who have been charged with offences relating to the illegal trade of endangered or protected species contrary to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)legislation.
- Where possible, please provide details about the nature of the crime. For example, trading ivory tusks, fur coats made from endangered wildcats, etc.
- If possible within the scope of this request, please provide details on how many of those charged were convicted, and where possible the sentence received.
If the time frame of this request is likely to exceed the limits of the FOI act, please focus on number 1) and 2) as priority over number 3.
If providing data from 2012 onwards is likely to exceed the time limit. Please provide information from each calendar year from 2015 onwards.
There have been zero arrests for the given offences
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.