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Our Impact

Founded in 2015 as Keep the Ban, Protect the Wild is a non-profit organisation working to empower people to protect British wildlife.

We want to end hunting, end shooting, and end badger persecution.

We do so by informing the public about wildlife matters, using multimedia to campaign on key issues, and supporting activists taking direct action in the field.

That’s why we say we Inform – Campaign – Support.

What we have Achieved

Some of our work and achievements so far:
2021 and 2022
2023

What we have Achieved

SOME OF OUR WORK AND ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR:

2021 & 2022

  • We won 2021 Campaigner of the Year Award in the Great Outdoors Magazine – Learn more
  • The National Trust and several major landowners ended the licencing of hunts on their land – Learn more
  • Our undercover investigation exposed the Beaufort Hunt shooting their hounds – Learn more
  • We launched the Mini’s Law campaign and helped secure a criminal prosecution – Learn More
  • We exposed hunts across the country who were awarded Covid grants – Learn More
  • Our animation ‘A Trail of Lies’ narrated by Chris Packham was seen by over ½ million people – Learn More
  • We supported 14 hunt saboteur and hunt monitor groups across the country in 2022 and more in 2023 – Learn More
  • In 2022 we published an investigation into biosecurity breaches at a facility handling badger carcasses – Learn More
  • With the Hunt Investigation Team we exposed the appalling conditions in pheasant pens on a shooting estate – Learn more

2023

  • We published a short animation on snares and the shooting industry that has now been viewed more than A MILLION times – Learn more
  • We supported the Hunt Investigation Team with an exposé of conditions at the Border Hunt kennels – Learn more
  • We launched a petition and information campaign to end ‘trail hunting’ on Ministry of Defence land – Learn more
  • We commissioned and published proposed legislation (‘The Hunting of Mammals Bill’) that would see a Proper Ban on Hunting – Learn more
  • We published an animation voiced by Dr Amir Khan on stag hunting to support our Proper Ban on Hunting campaign – Learn more
  • We launched Protectors of the Wild, a free resource packed with over 400 FAQs, to help us all recognise wildlife crime – Learn more
  • In July we started publishing on Substack: our newsletters are now viewed over 900k TIMES A MONTH! – Learn more
  • In September we helped a community appeal in Saltdean, East Sussex, to buy land for badgers – Learn more
  • In September we launched a series of posts from inside hunting and shooting: The Secret Monitor – Learn more
  • We launched a series of petitions warning councils of the risks of allowing Hunts to parade on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – Learn more
  • We published an animation ‘The Forgotten Foxhounds’ on the deliberate killing of hounds by hunts: almost TWO MILLION people have watched it – Learn more

Our Equipment Fund is making a difference too

"We are very grateful to Protect the Wild for funding our radio upgrade. We now have radios that are compatible with the other groups that help us. This will have a knock on effect for the foxes we aim to protect and the local people who hate the hunt."
“On behalf of two independent monitors on the North York Moors we would like to acknowledge our appreciation to Protect the Wild for your grant towards our equipment. Your generosity means we can put more of our own money towards our fuel costs.” 
"We are extremely grateful to Protect the Wild for helping us to buy six new radios, which have a greater range than our existing ones. This is important to us as our local hunt often covers a large area and these new radios will help us co-ordinate our teams more effectively."
“Because our numbers are increasing and we want to be able to protect our new members, we wear body cameras. They are a vital source for collecting evidence. We contacted Protect the Wild for some funding help and are extremely pleased that they have supported us!”
"A huge thank you to Protect the Wild for funding the purchase of a wildlife camera for Kirklees Badger Protection Group. We all need a little help sometimes and Protect the Wild has helped us continue our work looking after the welfare of badgers in Kirklees. Please support them.”
“We are a group of volunteers who monitor illegal hunting on Salisbury Plain. We depend on credible organisations sharing our story and have greatly appreciated Protect the Wild raising awareness. Our appreciation now extends to thanks for giving us a bodycam"
"We identified a need for body cameras that could capture video in the dark as well as audio. The cameras will make it easier for us to capture any illegal activity. We are so grateful to Protect the Wild for helping us buy them and we can’t wait to start working with them!"
"Derbyshire Against The Cull would like to say a massive thank you to Protect The Wild and their supporters. They have allowed us to purchase a trail camera and night vision binoculars, essential pieces of equipment in our endless work protecting badgers and checking setts."
"A big thank you to Protect the Wild for funding the replacement and upgrade of one of our water-damaged camcorders. These cameras are invaluable for recording wildlife crime and used every time we are out in the field monitoring various hunts in the Yorkshire and Humberside area."
"We are extremely grateful to Protect the Wild for helping us to buy two new trail cameras. This is the most important piece of equipment our volunteers use to try and stop badger crime. To be able fully protect a sett we have to gather evidence it is active. These cameras will do just that."
"We are incredibly grateful for this essential piece of equipment from Protect the Wild. The drone will be a huge help with assisting us to protect wildlife and to gather evidence from all angles of illegal fox hunting and exposing the smokescreen "trail hunting" hides behind. Thank you."
Cheshire Independent Monitors
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"Derbyshire Against The Cull would like to say a massive thank you to Protect The Wild and their supporters. They have allowed us to purchase a trail camera and night vision binoculars, essential pieces of equipment in our endless work protecting badgers and checking setts."
WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE HALF OF WHAT WE HAVE WITHOUT YOUR INCREDIBLE SUPPORT. THANK YOU.
Our supporters are part of a growing movement in this country and our voices are being heard. Together we are having a considerable impact and we are doing everything we can to ensure 2024 is an even better one for wildlife.