Tayside & Fife Raptor Study Group contributes to our new Raptor Forensics Fund
In April we announced a new fund to help the police tackle wildlife crime. This Raptor Forensics Fund will help speed up the analysis and assessment of forensic evidence in wildlife crime investigations relating to the illegal killing of birds of prey.
This week the Tayside & Fife Raptor Study Group has stepped up and made a £750 contribution to the fund. Kelvin Thomson, Chair of the Tayside & Fife branch of the Scottish Raptor Study Group said:
“We are delighted to help fund the fight against the illegal persecution of birds of prey no matter where it occurs. Over many years, we have ourselves experienced several incidents of persecution involving birds of prey across the Tayside & Fife area. It’s a great frustration to us all that this insidious crime still persists across the UK and in making this donation we are helping law enforcement agencies to more swiftly collect and forensically analyse evidence to help bring those responsible to account”.
This generous donation brings the fund total to just under £7K following additional contributions from Wild Justice, the Northern England Raptor Forum and a private individual.
We anticipate that guidelines for police officers on how to apply for funding support from the Raptor Forensics Fund will be published shortly.
If anyone else would like to contribute to this new fund, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org and enter ‘Raptor Forensic Fund’ as the subject header.