Competing claims: should NGOs go head to head?
Mark Avery (formerly of RSPB) writes possibly the best known and most widely read wildlife blog.
A few days ago he wrote: 'My view is that wildlife NGOs aren’t very good at collaboration or competition amongst themselves. They very rarely compete against each other openly. No NGO markets itself as having "saved more water voles than any other UK NGO" or even "having the best nature reserves in East Anglia". They don’t put themselves forward as the best place for our money. Is that odd?'
I posted a response. I said that WLT may have helped purchase and protect more land than the Wildlife Trusts and RSPB combined. We are working on the data. But are there any other claims that you think WLT would be justified in making?