There have been more poaching and hare coursing offences in the north of Scotland than anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.
New technology which enables scientists to obtain fingerprints from feathers could lead to a crackdown on wildlife crime.
Four satellite-tagged hen harriers have disappeared, less than a month after the release of figures showing crimes against birds of prey in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level in years.
Police across the north and north-east of Scotland will soon have a more scenic beat to pound.
Two masked gunmen have been caught on camera beneath the nest of a protected bird of prey in the middle of the night.
A buzzard has been freed after being found in an illegal trap in Inverness-shire.
The public has been urged to contact police if they find an illegal snare.
A wildlife charity is calling for an urgent meeting with prosecutors after they dropped charges against a former north-east gamekeeper, accused of illegally shooting a bird of prey.
Four people have been charged with taking part in a "barbaric" illegal sport in the north-east following a string of raids across the region.
Police have issued a warning to the public not to damage legally set traps.
Police in the Highlands are cracking down on illegal hare coursing - a cruel blood sport in which the long-eared mammals are chased down by dogs before being killed and discarded.
Wildlife officers are hunting a gunman who shot dead two mute swans and abandoned their grisly remains on a north-east beach.
Police in the Highlands have revealed they are investigating nearly 100 incidents involving animals as they urged the public to view wildlife crime in the same way as drink-driving or sex abuse.
An animal owner has hit out at the use of an "archaic and gruesome" trap which snared her cat near her Ross-shire home.
A red kite found dead in the Highlands was poisoned with an illegal pesticide according to police.
Wildlife crime is a top priority for police in the north-east. On the third day of our series, Shona Gossip finds out how officers are tackling poaching on the rivers.
Police in the north-east are urging rural communities to help them crack down on the illegal killing of hares.
The future of Scotland's golden eagle population is to be gauged in a major new study.
A court case in which DNA profiling was used to link a suspect to a poaching incident on a Highland estate was the first time the test had been used for this purpose in the UK, it has emerged.
An influential Holyrood committee is calling for a crackdown on wildlife crimes - with better detection and more prosecutions.
An influential group of MSPs will put the fight against wildlife crime under the spotlight today.
Wildlife crime across Scotland rose slightly over a 12-month period, according to a new report.
Fowl play was suspected when the carcasses of six birds were found in an Aberdeenshire field last week.
A landowners' organisation has said it supported the objective of reducing wildlife crime but said it would "take time" to establish how the restriction would work in practice.
A national nature organisation today brought in new powers to help fight wildlife crime.
Solicitors have called for more police to be deployed to remote and rural areas to tackle wildlife crime.