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March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Talk on Wildlife Crime by Bob Elliot, Head of Investigations, RSPB.

Talk on Wildlife Crime by Bob Elliot, Head of Investigations, RSPB.

The RSPB has been involved with birdcrime and in leading the fight against it for the last 40 years. There have been some successes, but challenges remain. From egg collectors, illegal trapping, nest destruction and poisoners, to those intent on trading our rarest species, the RSPB Investigations Team is at the forefront of many investigations.

The team works with the police and statutory agencies to further the investigations into the illegal killing of birds. Some of our rarest species are still targeted, particularly birds of prey, and incidents are exposed every year by the RSPB. Some of the stories of the investigation process are extraordinary.

Join us on Thursday March 9th to hear Bob Elliot, Head of the RSPB Investigations Team, describe some of the recent cases and explain how this work can make a difference in the conservation of species. He works out of the RSPB Headquarters at The Lodge in Sandy, Bedfordshire, and will be coming down to London specially to give us a first-hand insight into his job.

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to hear about the birdcrime investigation team's work at first hand. Do come and listen, and show your support for this vital aspect of the RSPB's work.

Venue: St. Columba's Church Hall, Pont St. London SW1. Doors open 6.15pm, talk starts at 6.45pm. Talk will finish around 8.30 - 9pm. £4.00 RSPB members, £5.00 non-members. Under 18s and students free.

All welcome - no need to book.

Nearest tube: Knightsbridge (6 mins' walk).

Parking: some around the church, (free after 18.30h).

Bus: 9, 10, 52 (Knightsbridge); 14, 74, 414, C1 (Beauchamp Pl); 19, 22, 137, 452, C1 (Pont St).