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poaching

1. illegal, secret trapping or killing of game.
2. excessive traffic by animals, especially ungulates, on wet pasture fields causing rupture of pasture mat and loss of grass and clover carrying capacity.
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New figures reveal that since 2006, there's been no prosecutions for illegal hunting in North Wales, even though the police received 66 reports from members of the public who were certain it had taken place.
In my view the police's sanguine statement on illegal hunting is simply wishful thinking.
The department expect from the general public to play their role in conservation and protection of wildlife and abstain from illegal hunting of wild birds and animals.
The department expects from the general public to play their role in conservation and protection of wildlife and abstain from illegal hunting of wild birds and animals," the DFO said, adding that wildlife conservation had great importance for eco system and environmental stability.
The Journal understands that nearly all of the incidents reported relate to individuals carrying out illegal hunting on animals as opposed to organised hunts.
POLICE are investigating claims of illegal hunting after hounds chased a fox down a mainline rail track where trains hit 80mph.
Instead of being a "new blow to the Hunting Act" this will clarify the law and clear up any confusion around what is legal hunting and what is illegal hunting.
BRITISH Bases authorities have demonstrated their determination to stamp out illegal hunting on SBA territory by setting up 'priority action team' to deal with the problem.
SIR - We were very surprised to see the South Wales Countryside Alliance director express outrage about allegations of illegal hunting by the South Pembrokeshire hunt (Western Mail, November 27).
Earlier, while addressing steering committee meeting of the GSLEP here, Mushahid Ullah said that like other countries population of snow leopards had also declined rapidly in Pakistan because of varied reasons including illegal hunting and climate change.
KARACHI -- ,,, Fisheries department, Government of Sindh has arrested four criminals for illegal hunting of prawns.
The Association of Chief Police Officers' guidelines place the emphasis on the police reacting to reports of illegal hunting as opposed to seeking to gather first hand evidence.