I am delighted to be able to launch a new website, dedicated to raising awareness of the ongoing persecution of our birds of prey. The purpose of this site is to educate, inform and inspire people to get involved in tackling raptor persecution. I am grateful to Insp Kev Kelly and the North Yorkshire Police Rural Task Force for allowing me to pick up their great idea and develop it much further on behalf of us all.
Having secured the support of the National Police Chiefs Council lead for Wildlife and Rural Crime, DCC Craig Naylor, for Operation Owl to become a national `brand` for raptor persecution awareness raising I have worked with so many great people to build, develop and refine the site that launches today. Today’s launch wouldn’t have been possible without these people giving up their own time to help me, so thank you to each and every one of you, but especially to Chloe Cryne for your help building the extensive infrastructure and teaching me how to populate things!!
This launch is the first of many more Operation Owl events that will take place, including high profile events in the community, media campaigns and strengthening partnership work. Just tomorrow (11th June 2019) we have the first ever raptor persecution investigation training day for Wildlife Crime officer from across England & Wales.
The site will continue to evolve over time, based on feedback from those that use it, so please do contribute through the contact link.
Please take a look and spread the word https://operationowl.com