Our wildlife is under threat!

Bats, badgers, dolphins and raptors are all at risk from wildlife criminals.  From nest disturbance to illegal slaughter – why are so many of our native species so poorly protected? Join Dr Ruth Tingay, Director of Wild Justice and Dr Richard Benwell, CEO Wildlife and Countryside Link as they discuss the threats, legal protection (or lack of it) and what Planet Pod listeners can do to help.

Our guests:


Dr Ruth Tingay is an award-winning conservationist who has studied birds of prey on five continents with a particular research focus on endangered eagle species. She is a former International Director and Past President of the Raptor Research Foundation and has authored many scientific papers and research reports. Since 2010 she has been campaigning against the illegal persecution of birds of prey in the UK and she writes the influential Raptor Persecution UK blog.


Dr Richard Benwell is a leading environmental expert and campaigner, Richard has spent many years fighting for stronger laws to stop climate change and create a better environment for everyone. He has worked in the House of Commons as a Parliamentary Clerk, spearheaded and won green campaigns to save nature with two of the UK’s best loved wildlife charities, and been a policy advisor at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.