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Reporting Wildlife and Coastal Issues

Useful Contacts and Information

  • PSNI (potential wildlife crime/disturbance issues)
    • Phone: 101
    • Describe your call as a wildlife crime report and give details. Ask for and incident reference number. Retain the reference number and date.
  • DAERA Marine Wildlife Team (dead stranded marine wildlife and marine wildlife issues) –
    • Phone: 028 9056 9421
    • Email: Marine.Wildlife@daera-ni.gov.uk
  • DAERA Marine Conservation and Reporting Branch (Marine Protected Areas and Protected Species, Marine Conservation issues) –
    • Email: MarineConservation@daera-ni.gov.uk
  • DAERA Avian flu online reporting tool (for reporting dead birds) and advice –
    • Reporting tool: www.daera-ni.gov.uk/report-dead-wild-bird
  • DAERA Marine Mapviewer
    • Email: marine.mapviewer@daera-ni.gov.uk (for suggestions/alternative datasets)
  • NIEA Water Pollution and Pollution Prevention
    • Emergency/Urgent incident hotline (immediate attention): 0800 80 70 60Email (not requiring immediate attention): emergency-pollution@daera-ni.gov.uk
    • Email (prevention): nieapollutionprevention@daera-ni.gov.uk
  • NIEA consents/assents and ASSI concerns
    • Email: CDP@daera-ni.gov.uk
  • Marine Licensing
    • Phone: 028 9056 9247
    • Email: MarineLicensingTeam@daera-ni.gov.uk
  • British Divers Marine Life Rescue (for live strandings of marine dolphins, porpoises and whales) –
    • Phone (24/7, 365): 01825 765546 (for reporting strandings)
    • Email: info@bdmlr.org.uk (for general enquiries ONLY)
  • Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry (for injured/sick/distressed seals, especially pups, and marine turtles) –
    • Phone: 02842 728062 (select option 2)
    • Email: aquarist@explorisni.com

USPCA (for injured/sick/distressed birds and other small wildlife) –

  • Phone: 028 3025 1000

  • Email: enquiries@uspca.co.uk

  • Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (for whale, dolphin and porpoise sightings) –
    • Phone: 065 905 1763
  • Centre for Environment Data and Recording (for species record submissions) –
    • Phone: 028 9042 8428
    • Recording tools: www2.habitas.org.uk/records/home
    • Email: info@nmni.com or info@nationalmuseumsni.org