Here at The War on Wildlife Project we were thinking that as us campaigners, conservationists and activists can’t get out to meet and see each other now, how about creating something to bring the conservation community together – everyone from individuals to grassroots organisations to larger charities – something that reminds us all that we’re still out there, still working, but that also shows the human side of things during this COVID-19 crisis.
An ongoing series of short podcast conversations we could think of as ‘check-ins’ (as in ‘we’re checking in to make sure we’re all okay’) – chats about how we’re getting on, how we’re adapting as campaigners, how connecting with Nature – even if it’s just through the window – is helping us cope.
Now, we appreciate that everyone has Facebook, Twitter, their own blogs even, but perhaps bringing everyone together like this in one place could really create an interesting set of viewpoints/tips/different thinking – and maybe even keep us from feeling alone…
So that’s the idea, and today I’m speaking with conservationist Bob Elliot, Director of OneKind, the Edinburgh-based charity committed to ending animal cruelty in Scotland. Bob took over at OneKind in October 2018 after a career which already included working for the National Trust for Scotland and running the Investigations Team at the RSPB, where he worked tirelessly to stop raptor persecution and other wildlife crimes.
“…It’s the people that make the organisation – because there’s six of us everybody really, really counts and matters – and they’re all incredibly talented – it’s inconceivable we could survive something like this without my team…”
Checking-in…with Bob Elliot, OneKind
OneKind is online at onekind.scot – where you can find links to current campaigns. If you’d like to contribute locations of snares or would like more information please got to snarewatch.org. OneKind is also on Twitter at onekindtweet and Facebook at onekindfb
If you like the idea of these podcasts please do spread the word on social media, and if you’d like to come and have a chat yourself email me at charlie -AT- waronwildlife.co.uk
Thankyou very much for listening – and stay well.