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Organisation Reference Wildlife and Countryside Directorate, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, UK Government.
Wildpro Referenced Responsibilities:- Conventions, Legislation, Codes of Conduct, Manuals
Notes In 2001, the DETR was merged with MAFF (see: Website Ref - W32 - Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) to form a new ministry entitled:

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

The information on the previous government departments remains available as there are data references made to the previous ministries.

On 16 June 1997 the former Departments of Environment and Transport were merged to become the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). The main aim of this was to achieve a more integrated approach to policy on these issues.

Wildlife and Countryside Directorate (WACD) was the DETR Directorate responsible for policy on Wildlife & Countryside. It was based partly at Eland House, Victoria, London and partly at Tollgate House, Bristol. It was part of the Housing, Construction, Countryside and Regeneration Group within the Department.

The Directorate objective was to enhance opportunity in rural areas, improve enjoyment of the countryside and conserve and manage wildlife resources.

Dates Referenced January 2001
Contact Details Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Tollgate House
Houlton Street
Tel: 0117 987 8000
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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

Reference Section of Website Specific Website link
W5.Jan01 Wildlife Crime: A Guide to Wildlife Law Enforcement in the United Kingdom http://www.wildlife-countryside.detr.gov.uk/wildcrime/crime/law/contents.htm
W5.w2.Feb01 Global Wildlife & Zoos:
Secretary of State’s
Standards of Modern Zoo Practice

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