It stands for Birders Against Wildlife Crime. Years worth of pent-up frustration at dead raptor after dead raptor, nests being robbed of eggs, Hen Harriers almost disappearing as an English breeding species, finch-trapping activities still happening here in Britain. Finally a small group of us came together to try and find a way to stop being just frustrated and make a difference.
Thousands of us spend time out in the countryside every week, recognising wildlife crime can be difficult, knowing what to record and who to report it to just as tricky. Hopefully the initiative that we're starting will help all of us who care about wildlife and want to see an end to the illegal activities that wreak so much damage on so many species be a little more vigilant and armed with a helpful resource to pint us to the people that can help.
Please bookmark the site, it is still in development and we hope that there will be much more to come in the weeks and months ahead. We have big plans for Hen Harrier Day 2014 and other campaigns to follow, you can check it all out at birdersagainst.org