BAWC’s crowdfunding appeal for raptor satellite tagging project nears target

In January, campaign group Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC) launched a crowdfunding appeal to help support a new raptor satellite tagging project in northern England.

The initial fundraising target was £10,000 and this was smashed within a week or so of launching. £10k was the minimum amount required for the project to be viable, but such was the support, BAWC increased the target to £19,000 to allow even more tags to be purchased.

At the time of writing, 699 incredible supporters have raised £18,124. Contributors have included high profile individuals like Chris Packham, Mark Avery, Nick Miles (Jimmy King from Emmerdale!) as well as some less well known people such as the children and teachers from St Mary’s RC Primary School in Northumberland who recently held a cake sale and donated the proceeds to this project.

The crowdfunding appeal closes in three days time so this is the final push to reach the £19,000 target. If you’d like to donate, please click here.

Thank you!

Incidentally, over the last few days various allegations have been made on social media about raptor tagging projects. This is, of course, coming from people within the game shooting industry who are keen to discredit raptor workers at every opportunity and they are also particularly keen to discredit the practice of raptor tagging in general, probably because they are worried about what the forthcoming raptor satellite tag review will show (and they are right to be worried – we expect the report to be damning).

Some of the allegations that have been made are clearly libellous and there has also been targeted harassment of some individual raptor workers, and their children, so we won’t be blogging about those as legal action is being considered. However, we will shortly be blogging in a wider context about some of the unsubstantiated claims being made about the effects of tagging on various raptor species.


2 Responses to “BAWC’s crowdfunding appeal for raptor satellite tagging project nears target”

  1. 1 dave angel
    March 15, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I just hope those who collect the sat tag data exercise appropriate forethought, discretion and restraint when deciding what information to release to the public.

  2. 2 Ron55
    March 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Just a collection of photos and a lot of deliberate misinformation in an attempt to discredit the organisations who seek to expose persecution, from those who have something to hide.

    I’d rather see pictures of birds being tagged or ringed, than the constant supply of shot, trapped and poisoned birds we keep seeing!

    There’s a lot of talk from followers who would soon disappear if it there was a court case.

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