IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org
), WWF, ACAP and the David Shepherd
Wildlife Foundation have written to the Mayor who sets the budget for the
Metropolitan Police Authority. The budget for the Wildlife Crime Unit is £80,000
a year – a drop in the ocean compared to the overall Metropolitan Police
Authority budget of £2.5 billion.
Heather Sohl, species and trade
officer at WWF, said: “London is one of the biggest centres of wildlife trade in