Fundraising drive for RSPB’s Investigations Team

The RSPB’s Investigations Team has launched a fundraising drive to help support more staff and buy more specialist equipment for use in the front line against the raptor-killing criminals.

There doesn’t seem to be a set target as such, and donations can be either made as a one-off or as a monthly contribution.

The Team has produced some material to explain why funds are needed, including this website and this video:

For those of you wondering about the value of contributing, please be aware that these funds are specifically for the Investigations team and not for use by the wider organisation.

If you’re still wondering about the value of contributing, consider the following names and ask yourself if you’d have any clue about what’s been going on there without the tireless efforts of the Investigations team:

Bleasdale, Whernside, Mossdale, Stody, Glanusk, Leadhills, Millden, Glenogil, Moy, Invercauld, Denton, East Arkengarthdale, Swinton, Brewlands, Cabrach, Tillypronie, Invermark, Kildrummy, Buccleuch, Farr & Kyllachy, Glenbuchat, Raeshaw, Skibo, Clee Hill etc etc etc

Please support them if you can, HERE

8 Responses to “Fundraising drive for RSPB’s Investigations Team”

  1. 1 Stuart MacKay
    August 8, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Now, if only they’d support a ban on driven grouse shooting the number of birds being killed illegally would drop and, well, they wouldn’t need to ask for money for more staff,

  2. August 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    I would not consider contributing to Natural England doing the work they are required to do as part of their statutory duty, but this is an excellent idea by the RSPB. I’ve already joined in.

  3. August 8, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Stuart, banning driven grouse shooting is an excellent idea, but it is not goi g to happen-yet. Joining this scheme may make it more likely.

  4. 5 Simon Tucker
    August 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    It’s a great idea: I am not interested in their Nature’s Voice distortion of the original aims and aspirations of the RSPB, which has cost them a lot of members, but am more than happy to support them in their investigations work.

    It is important to remember that the RSPB is a membership organisation. For them to back a ban on driven grouse shooting they would have to test that on their membership. Without their membership there is no RSPB and, as has happened with the RSPCA, once they get involved in high profile, politically sensitive campaigns they become targets for every nutjob organisation out there and their membership, their effectiveness and their integrity becomes compromised in the eyes of the public. You only have to look at the memes going around with made up figures about how much better for moorland birds grouse moors are than RSPB reserves to see what they are up against. There will be more of this and birders putting the boot in because they aren’t doing exactly what each special interest group wants will not help.

    They are already taking the government to court over their failure to protect upland peat bogs which, if / when they win, will be a significant step in making DGS untenable.

    Hey, it’s not all doom and gloom: Liam Botham – oh my sides!!!

  5. 6 Oliver Craig
    August 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    The answer to it all is land ownership, the RSPB and other conservation groups should band together and buy large tracts of land, in particular grouse moors. The whole system is owned by the rich which includes the police, go back to the 1984 miners strike! Nothing has really changed so huge nature resoerveso are the only way forward as these useless so called national parks are a joke!!!!

  6. 7 Geoff Tansley
    August 8, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I have joined the RSPB and put in place a larger monthly donation to the Investigations unit after hearing Charlie Moore’s latest podcast. I wonder, could the RSPB make a bigger deal out of this – newspaper ads, letters to all 1 million members etc?

  7. 8 Paul V Irving
    August 9, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    These are the guys and girls on the front line, working hard at all hours, doing their very best for our birds against what can only be described as organised crime. Yes it can be argued this is governments job but can you really see that ever happening, we have no proper wildlife service in this country as they do in Spain, yes Spain or the US. Without RSPB investigations out there day and night these crimes would often be undetected, uninvestigated and unprosecuted. Whatever you think of the wider RSPB policies and activities these people deserve our whole hearted recognition and support. If you care at all ( and I’m sure you do) about our raptors make a donation. No I don’t work for them!

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