Subject: PAW Award
The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime [PAW] is co-chaired by the Police [Wildlife Crime Officers] and Defra and works with 84 Partner NGOs who work together to raise awareness of and end wildlife crime. Raptor persecution is one of the wildlife crime priorities and the Northern England Raptor Forum, of which Calderdale is a member is represented on the Raptor Persecution Delivery Group by Steve Downing.Each year the PAW present an award to a Partner NGO that has achieved the most, on behalf of PAW, in their chosen field targeting wildlife crime.NERF was nominated for the Award by Bob Elliott, Head of RSPB Investigations. Having accessed the nominations NERF was declared the Partner of the Year 2014. The Award is sponsored by Browne Jacobson Solicitors. Steve attended the PAW Seminar in Bristol on Monday 27 April to collect the Award from Tom Browne Jacobson behalf of NERF.