Rare Bird Alert is the UK’s longest running instant bird news service. But more than that, this company has also become a strong ally in the campaign to raise public awareness of raptor persecution.
Following the news a few days ago that a red footed falcon, a scarce visitor to the UK, had been found shot dead in Cambridgeshire (see here), the team at Rare Bird Alert has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help boost the £1,000 reward on offer from the RSPB for information which leads to the conviction of the person responsible for killing this bird. It is hoped that a larger reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward, but the intention is also to send a strong message that people want to see an end to illegal raptor persecution.
If the reward is not claimed, Rare Bird Alert will donate the full amount raised to Birders Against Wildlife Crime – a voluntary group set up two years ago and who organise events such as Hen Harrier Day and the Eyes in the Field Wildlife Crime Conferences.
If you’d like to pledge your support, please visit the donations page HERE