S K Y H U N T E R Aviation in Anti-Poaching
Barry Jones, an ex-British Army helicopter pilot with years of operational experience under his belt, founded Skyhunter to support anti-poaching operations in Africa. This pilot come conservationist is transferring his brilliant skills to those fighting the good conservation fight so they can use air assets effectively in the war against poaching and illegal hunting. Barry gives us his thoughts on the wider conservation challenges that he sees first hand. To help him in his task he needs the support of experienced pilots. Why not visit his website, www.skyhunter.global, and learn more? He’s also penned an article for our magazine. That’s scheduled posting in a couple of weeks so keep an eye out if you would like to read it.
Charles Smith - Jones - Author and wildlife management expertWe are joined by Charles Smith-Jones, an all round countryside man who specialised in wildlife management after completing a full military career in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Charles is the author of four countryside pursuit books which I recommend to all our listeners. They are packed with useful information and accompanied by a large library of photographs. Well worth having one, or more, on your coffee table!
Nigel Sampson - Founder of Holme Farmed VenisonA Yorkshireman who fell in love with deer whilst working on the Isle of Jura, Nigel is playing a key role in the countryside pursuit arena by bringing game meats to the general public. His passion for farming and game has enabled him to create a professional nationwide distribution network of game meats into retailers, the public, supermarkets and hospitality sectors alike. We need more people like Nigel to champion the sustainability of British game.