Wild Justice




Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you so very much. Our third major crowdfunder has been fully funded by over 900 generous donors. The English […]




Getting close

Our crowdfunder is approaching its target – thank you to everyone who has contributed at this very difficult time. We […]



Through the post

This card arrived in the post recently… And on the back was the message; Dear Wild Justice I thought I […]


Pheasants everywhere

This post describes a piece of scientific analysis carried out by Wild Justice and friends. Estimating the occurrence of Common […]




BASC blow a gasket

We’re pretty accustomed to abuse from the shooting community – often from individuals but increasingly from their representative body BASC. […]





Putting UK gamebird numbers in context

Here is another paragraph from the Wild Justice witness statement supporting our legal challenge; The scale of gamebird releases is […]




Small successful event in London

On Thursday evening, Wild Justice held a small event in London with friends, colleagues, donors, potential donors, journalists and others. […]


An announcement from DEFRA

As a result of Wild Justice’s legal challenge of last year and recent pokes for updates, DEFRA announced this on […]


Game Fair, fair game 2020

Last year Wild Justice directors Chris Packham and Mark Avery were invited to the annual Game Fair to face a […]


Superb raptor watch at Wicken Fen

We were very lucky. Considering the wind was blowing and it was raining when we arrived, it was unexpected that […]


DEFRA roll out of general licences

DEFRA has rolled out the existing scientifically flawed and, we believe, unlawful general licences for several more months. This is […]


It’s our birthday!

We launched Wild Justice a year ago today. We’re just getting into our stride and looking forward to Year 2. […]


Gamebird releases – update

Here are the most pertinent parts of a letter sent to DEFRA yesterday; and then; We trust that is clear…


A busy week

Monday – receive response from DEFRA on gamebird releases – we are waiting for our lawyers to advise us on […]



When will this e-petition get debated?

Wild Justice is looking forward to the day when our successful e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting will be debated […]


Parkgate – Sunday 9 February

On Sunday 9 February Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery from Wild Justice will join lots of other birders and raptor […]


In the post…

This seems an appropriate day for this card and its message and enclosure to arrive in the post. Wildlife knows […]


A recent email

We received this on Thursday afternoon but didn’t actually read it until Thursday evening (which is quicker than we get […]


Titchwell – Friday 7 February

A week today, Friday 7 February, Wild Justice co-founders Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay are visiting the RSPB Titchwell nature […]


Badgers and biscuits

On Tuesday Wild Justice had a long and detailed meeting with our legal team and a group of experts on […]


Letter to DEFRA on general licences

Yesterday Wild Justice’s lawyers sent this letter to DEFRA. Paragraphs 16, 17 and 18 sum it all up pretty well. […]



Wallasea raptor watch

Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery from Wild Justice went raptor watching yesterday afternoon at a rather chilly Wallasea Island RSPB […]


BASC go ballistic

Maybe it was optimistic to think that the shooting industry would be eager to see the issue of the conservation […]


Wild Justice Fighting Fund

We launched our fundraising drive for the Wild Justice Fighting Fund less than a week ago but it has already […]


Gamebird releases – renewed challenge

Today, indeed this very afternoon, our lawyers have sent the following Pre-Action Protocol letter to the Secretary of State for […]


Thank you!

We’ve been getting payments through PayPal, transfers to our bank account and cheques in the post. All are very, very […]


Raptor watching this winter

There are lots of nature reserves around the UK where you might see birds of prey this winter, including, if […]


We are raising money

Wild Justice launched 11 months ago and in the month running up to our birthday we are asking you for […]




It’s our birthday!

Today is our birthday! On 26 October last year we registered Wild Justice as a not for profit company.  It […]


Open letter to Natural England

Dear Tony Open letter to Natural England Chair, Board and staff It was good to meet you and Marian two […]


Well done Wales!

Natural Resources Wales (the equivalent of Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry England rolled into one) has issued its […]



Chris Packham wins another award

Huge congratulations to Wild Justice co-director Chris Packham, who received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Mirror Animal Hero Awards […]




General licences – Scotland

Everyone is looking at general licences following our successful legal challenge of the system, and in the knowledge that further […]



General licences in Wales

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) ordered a review of licencing arrangements following a legal challenge in England by campaign group Wild […]


Gamebirds legal challenge

We sent the following letter to the Defra legal team yesterday. As you can see, they are either in some […]



#HHDay2019 (4)

To somewhat use the words of one of my favourite Bob Dylan songs, at Hen Harrier Day at Carsington the […]



Bird Fair bits

Wild Justice was quite busy at the Bird Fair over the Friday-Sunday. Friday morning started at 09:30 with a talk […]


If you are at the Bird Fair today

If you are at the Bird Fair today then please take a postcard away with you. This postcard: It’s obviously, […]



#HHDay2019 (3)

What wonderful speakers there were at Hen Harrier Day! We don’t have images of them all, but here are some. […]


#HHDay2019 (2)

The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust were wonderful partners at yesterday’s Hen Harrier Day event at Carsington Water. Not only was Tim […]


#HHDay2019 (1)

Yesterday’s Hen Harrier Day event was a great success. Here are just a few images of the day (all by […]



Getting very close to fully funded

Our crowdfunder is £4000 short of being fully funded – that’s amazing. Thank you to all who have contributed. This […]







Do not read if you are easily offended

Three weeks ago Chris Packham posted this image – it’s the three Wild Justice co-directors, Mark Avery, Chris Packham and […]




Crowdfunder update – over half way

On Thursday morning, at 10am, Wild Justice launched its current crowdfunder to raise the massive sum of £44,500 in order […]





Countryfile

Mark Avery, co-director of Wild Justice writes: It’s over a fortnight ago that I drove for three hours to Yorkshire […]


Hen Harrier Day update

Preparations for Hen Harrier Day are proceeding well – although setting up an event is always a bit nerve wracking. […]


Natural England’s conduct

This letter was sent to Natural England yesterday and copied to the EFRA Committee.


Thank you very much

From a sixth form college in the south of England – thank you very much indeed. We’re very grateful for […]





Hen Harrier Day 11 August

The speakers confirmed so far are the three Wild Justice directors (Chris Packham, Ruth Tingay and Mark Avery) and Iolo […]


Response due from Natural England.

Natural England should be replying to Wild Justice’s Pre-Action Protocol letter over General Licence GL26 by 4pm tomorrow. We’ll be […]



Evidence base for GL26 is threadbare

This is the section in the Licence Determination document received from Natural England to justify the publication of General Licence […]



More on our latest legal challenge

Because the magazine/website Sporting Gun was unique among shooting magazines in actually asking us about what we were doing when […]



A message from Defra

Received from Defra yesterday afternoon: Dear colleague,   We intend to announce shortly how we will proceed on general licensing, […]


Hen Harrier Day 2019 #HHDay19

It looks like there will only be one Hen Harrier Day event in the UK in 2019 – but everyone […]


Nothing’s happening?

You may remember this handy visual aid published by BASC a while ago – it shows the scale of revocation […]




Short statement by Wild Justice

Wild Justice noted with interest the Efra Committee meeting which took evidence yesterday from Natural England.  Wild Justice will make […]


Questions for Natural England

Natural England’s Deputy Chair Lord Blencathra (who was Acting Chair at the time of the decision to revoke the General […]