At Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors, our mission is to free up spaces for wildlife and environmental conservation by ending exploitation of the uplands for grouse shooting.
We’re seeking £300 for 30,000 flyers on bird of prey persecution for distribution in wildlife crime hotspots across Yorkshire.
By raising awareness in communities bordering on grouse moors, we can encourage people closest to the problem to come forward with information and create an environment in which it is difficult for bird of prey persecution to survive.
Yorkshire is top of the national league table for raptor persecution — with regular cases of birds of prey being shot, poisoned, trapped and vanishing — and it’s from here that we are tackling the problem.
Our organisation is results-driven and guided by empirical research, which means we place resources in the areas where they will be most effective. This ethos has helped us make significant changes to the landscape in the short time we have been operating.
We’re getting the word out there:
- High-profile media coverage of our campaigns in The Times, Guardian and BBC, taking our message to hundreds of thousands of people.
- Grouse shooting ended on Ilkley Moor and Denton Moor.
- Yorkshire’s largest landowner reviewing 11 grouse shooting leases, with a vow to crackdown on wildlife crime, end routine heather burning and restore peatland.
Just £1 will sponsor 100 flyers raising awareness of bird of prey persecution — that’s enough to cover an entire village in a raptor persecution hotspot.