With out going too far into it, I'm heading up a UK based team working on counter poaching.
Iv worked in South Sudan, Kenya. And Zimbabwe through my career doing counter poaching or tracking. Mainly converting rebel groups into "reserve wardens" the fee they get for their knowledge of the ground out weighs their need then to become a rebel. It works.
Now back to England, the team will comprise of only top line ex military with Recce or similar experience with Jungle Tracking experience. We will be able to provide consultancy and more versatile counter poaching activities with a reaction plan should poachers be spotted.
Poachers in the UK have been getting away with this for decades, with technology etc. not any more. The techniques we use are proven techniques used in warfare to track the likes of jihadist groups in Helmand and any where else in the world the British army had been.
Poachers won't be able to see us, but we will see them and document their activities then interdict them. So if your a poacher, we may very well be watching you.
The legal bits are being tied up, and support from the police is developing as we don't have the right to arrest. Two of the big estates in Wiltshire have expressed urgent interest with a further 3 more in the Berkshire and Kent area.
We should be online at the end of this year.
Poaching is a crime, and you will get caught and you will be prosecuted.
and you assume nobody walking the land has any experience in counter intelligence and escape and evasion the best trackers available are the ones from the locality. always will be, technology will help but as the saying goes, knowledge is power
yep your right paulus most of the new breed of poacher are counter inteligent