Monthly Archives: November 2017

White-tailed eagles in Ireland

Since my visits to Ireland in 2009, when I did research on wildlife crime there for my book The Thin Green Line, I have taken a keen interest in Ireland’s wildlife, especially so the raptor species that have been re-introduced: … Continue reading

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Killing by Proxy: wildlife crime in the UK today

My blogs have been less frequent of recent weeks as I’ve been putting the finishing touches to my latest book, Killing by Proxy. The description of the book contents, as per the back cover, is: The author draws on half … Continue reading

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Masked criminals with firearms – and salmon poaching equipment

There has been much discussion recently about the use of masks by people who, for a variety of reasons, want to conceal their identity. If a person is not breaking – or intending to break – the law why on … Continue reading

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RSPB Birdcrime 2016 Report – a mixed response

A mixed response to the release of RSPB’s Birdcrime 2016 report as was expected. The figures do look a bit better in 2016 with (only!) 81 confirmed raptor persecutions but game management can’t boast an improvement until these figures have … Continue reading

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