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  • Blog Post: Illegal killing still a problem

    It's fair to say that most people appreciate and understand the value of species at the top of the food chain and why they're important in a balanced environment. Yet despite nearly 50 years of legal protection, many birds of prey continue to be persecuted across the UK. The dedicated work...
  • Blog Post: Special cases

    I’m not an Investigations Officer, but I do consider myself to be in a privileged position. Late last year I became the RSPB’s Head of Species & Habitat Conservation, resulting in me taking over the responsibility for the UK Investigations team. Now, having worked for the RSPB for...
  • Blog Post: Falcon smuggler caged

    As one of the RSPB's Senior Investigations Officers, I've been involved in many cases involving crimes against peregrines . You might have read about this particular case in the papers or seen it on TV - it shows some of the threats that these spectacular birds still face. The peregrine has...
  • Blog Post: Shadowy existence

    After a steep climb through dense forest, the stark reality was that we were face to face with a hawk trap, calculated to catch one of the most magnificent bird of prey on the planet, the goshawk . And all within a stone's throw of thousands of tourists, enjoying the splendour of the most popular...