The Cambridge Centre for Wildlife (CCW) was founded in April 2020, but the story doesn't start here. Over 6 years ago I got involved with my local Greenpeace group and spent many hours protesting and planning with them, it opened my eyes to the significant global risks that not only us, but animals faced because of human causes. Not long after I was involved with my local hunt saboteur group, I quickly found myself in a leadership position, organising an ever growing team of people and conducting investigations into organised crime against wildlife. Over the years we saved foxes, deer, hares and rabbits from criminal elements that lurk in the shadows of woodland and behind the rolling hillsides of the UK. We were responsible for providing the police and CPS with endless amounts of evidence that helped them secure multiple convictions.
In 2019 I decided to start my own organisation and broaden the scope of my personal efforts and put my knowledge and skills into an expanding project to protect wildlife, and with that my plans for the CCW was born. After much pondering and deliberation with people in my network I slowly built the framework for what the CCW will become, with research partners and experts we hope to have a major impact on the welfare of wildlife across the UK, starting in Cambridgeshire.
As we slowly begin to build the organisation, we hope to share with you our progress and bring you updates on whats to come.
- Michael Bryce, Founder.