Where Do You Stand?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

WHERE DO YOU STAND ON THIS? In February, our friends at Rare Bird Alert tweeted this, rather prophetic quote from our Charlie Moores: “The rhetoric around Hen Harriers…is often inflammatory, but that’s hardly surprising. People like me, who love birds, hate seeing crimes committed against them. Conservationists are often described as being “at war” with […]

BAWC Position Statement

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Blog | No Comments
BAWC Position Statement

There’s been a lot of debate around Martin Harper’s blog (The RSPB and shooting: separating fact from fiction (2) – 29/03/2015) about the shooting industry, and whilst we have not commented on the detail, we have been asked to clarify our position. Our remit has always – and will always be – tackling wildlife crime. […]

BAWC responds to comments by ‘Modern Gamekeeping’ Magazine

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

4 March 2015 In the March 2015 edition of Modern Gamekeeping, the “Predator” column commented on the general objectives of the campaign group Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC), and the specific purpose behind the “Eyes In The Field” Wildlife Crime Conference. BAWC has responded to the comments as follows: Modern Gamekeeping expresses concerns about the police […]

Guest Blog: Record Sentence For Serval Poaching In Malawi

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

Kovu the serval Record Sentence For Serval Poaching In Malawi: Africa’s vast collection of biodiversity and wildlife has suffered colossally in recent years at the hands of wildlife criminals. Elephants have already been driven to extinction in countries like Sierra Leone and Senegal, and if poaching continues at current rates there will be no elephants […]

Hen Harrier Brood Management: our position

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

Most people interested in Hen Harriers and wildlife crime can’t fail to have noticed that Mark Avery and Philip Merricks (recently-appointed chair of The Hawk and Owl Trust) have between them ignited a passionate discussion about ‘brood management’ on Mark’s must-read blog. Our position on Hen Harrier brood management has been laid out several times […]

Hen Harrier Day 2015 – initial thoughts

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog | One Comment

Christmas and New Year is over (sadly, finally, whatever…please insert your own word) – and it’s time to get our activists heads back on and get organising again. Which means our thoughts are turning once again to Hen Harrier Day (HH Day), a celebration of one of our most iconic birds of prey and a […]

Guest Blog from Nick Moran, BTO: How Birdtrack can help bring wildlife criminals to justice

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

I’m not sure about you, but I certainly haven’t seen many Parrot Crossbills. In fact, until the influx of autumn 2013, I hadn’t (knowingly) seen any Parrot Crossbills! Hence the following March I decided to give myself the ‘birthday treat’ of a day off in search of the flock that had been frequenting Edgefield Woods […]

Have your say: Which major political party is most ‘wildlife-friendly’?

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Last week we asked whether our politicians took wildlife crime seriously enough (see /have-your-say-do-politicians-take-wildlife-crime-seriously/). As of early this morning we’ve had 173 responses: 86% of respondents said ‘No’. There were just two votes for ‘Yes, on the whole they probably do’. Not a strong vote of support, then, for the people who make our laws… […]

Guest post: Wildlife lovers should defend charity that champions nature conservation

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Guest post by marshharrier (published anonymously under the terms of our Confidentiality Policy) looking at the ‘dead sheep’ savaging by the Carolina Wren (ie some voices from within the shooting industry who don’t even recognise a non-native Wren when they choose it for their website banner) to undermine public support for the Avocet (the genuine […]

Have Your Say: Do our politicians take wildlife crime seriously enough?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog | 3 Comments

Yesterday we published a post titled ‘It’s Time to Take Action!’. In it we highlighted what we want the next government to do to fight wildlife crime: Back existing legislation, and see it used to the fullest extent by the courts; Protect and strengthen existing legislation; Increase penalties for all wildlife crime; Ensure that vicarious […]

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