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Heads below the parapet
For over 20 years I’ve dealt with the dirty world of bird of prey persecution offences. In addition to dealing with a depressing catalogue of magnificent birds which have been shot, trapped and poisoned it has also provided an insight into why this problem won’t go away. In the last couple...
16 Feb 2012
From the beat to Bangkok
I'm in my hotel room in a very hot and muggy Bangkok with the sounds of a 10 million-strong bustling city going on around me. When I started work as a Police Officer, at the tender age of 22, little did I realise how my journey would lead to the exciting work of the RSPB Investigations section. ...
9 Jul 2012
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...
4 Mar 2011
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...
20 Aug 2010
First ever wildlife crime ASBO
He boarded the tube carrying a small pizza box - a rather normal looking man in the midst of east London. He was wearing dark, almost military clothing and carrying a small shoulder bag. The train sped through the city, the suburbs and out in to rural estuary Essex. By now he was fidgety but only...
27 Feb 2012
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