Stand up for wildlife

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - OUR WILDWORLD -

Mark Carwardine’s col­umn (My Way of Think­ing, July 2018) opened my eyes far wider than they were al­ready. I knew about the killing of (and crimes com­mit­ted against) con­ser­va­tion­ists world­wide, but I had no idea of the scale, nor the num­ber of fa­tal­i­ties. I am frankly shocked. I’ve al­ways had a deep love for the nat­u­ral world, and an on­go­ing dream of mine is to work with anti-poach­ing teams to com­bat the il­le­gal an­i­mal trade.

I fully sup­port his views and think it is ut­terly heinous and wrong to kill peo­ple who are sim­ply work­ing for a bet­ter to­mor­row. I will al­ways be ready to stand up for the nat­u­ral world. I just can’t be­lieve that in the 21st cen­tury to do this would mean putting my life at risk. Thank you for one of the most in­for­ma­tive and real pieces of con­ser­va­tion jour­nal­ism I have read in a long time. George Steed­man Jones, via email

How I agree with all Mark Carwardine has said. Un­til we can stop all these big busi­nesses and cor­rupt gov­ern­ments mak­ing huge sums of money de­stroy­ing our won­der­ful planet, this killing will not stop. We have to hit them hard in their pock­ets. I would also add, a lot more needs to be done to ed­u­cate a younger gen­er­a­tion on how to look af­ter our planet and not de­stroy it. Well done, Mark. I will keep fight­ing even if only in a small way. Each per­son can make a dif­fer­ence. Never give up! Molly Glover, via email

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