Wednesday, 12 February 2014

D&C Officers attend CiTES Course

Three Devon and Cornwall Wildlife Crimes Officers attended a week long CiTES course organised by UK Border Force last week at Kew Garden's in London. WCO's Paul Freestone, Martin Beck and Sarah Evans are now fully equipped to identify CiTES listed species should the need arise. The week long course included reading the CiTES Annexes, identification of CiTES species and derivatives and tours of both Kew and the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow Airport. The course was a great opportunity to work with colleagues from Uk Border Agency and other WCO's from Avon and Somerset and Staffordshire Police forces.