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Wild Justice | Challenging the General Licence

"We are going for this in the expectation that we will win...and it would be unfair to say what percentage our lawyers say is the chance of winning, but our lawyers say this is a very good case...." Wild Justice is a not-for-profit company set up by three of the UK’s most renowned campaigners and conservationists: Dr Mark Avery, Chris Packham, and Dr Ruth Tingay. It launched on the 13th of February this year, with the aim of taking legal cases on behalf of wildlife against public bodies where they are failing to protect species and/or habitats. Legal action will be funded by public donations and crowdfunding appeals. Charlie Moores met Dr Mark Avery to discuss the new organisation and ask why they’d chosen to start by mounting a legal challenge to the General Licence, legislation which, in the words of Wild Justice, has led to the casual killing of birds.