The Wildlife Man Consultancy
Barry Kaufmann-Wright BSc. (Hons)
The Wildlife Man Consultancy specialises in carrying out ecological surveys on protected species primarily for local authorities and developers.
From his collection of over 72,000 slides Barry has created an exhibition under the title Nature Through The Eye Of A Camera. The exhibition which tours the country consists of over 600 prints none of which have been digitally manipulated or filtered in any way. A series of over 65 blank greetings cards have been produced and are available at the exhibitions, lectures and some local outlets.
Barry lectures on a number of wildlife related topics as well as conducting guided walks around the nature reserves near his home. His lectures are supplemented from his collection of slides. He lectures to diverse groups such as schools and universities; Women's Institutes; camera clubs; gardening clubs; and conservation groups; and many other groups.
example slides from the collection
Barry has now written five books. The first, "The Wildlife Man", is about his life with wildlife and other animals. The second, "Running Wild” is the story of a fox called Tarn who lived on the author’s farm in the early 1950s, with steam trains on the LMS railway line, narrow boats trading on the Grand Union Canal and 3000 free range chickens all on the farm. Although this is a fictional story some of the events described in the tale did occur and are seen through the eyes of Tarn. Barry's third book, 'Cassie', is a story about a Jack Russell terrier that lived in the Thaxted Police House with Barry and his wife. Cassie used to accompany Barry in the Police car when he was on duty and got involved in all manner of adventures. She tells the story and though all the events are true some names have been changed. His fourth book is "Jack of All Trades" which is a very light hearted look at Wildlife and General Policing through Barry's experiences both as a young 'Beat Bobby' at Ongar and an older 'Village Bobby' at Thaxted and also as a Police Wildlife Crime Officer for 22 years. Most recently, he added his fifth book,"Chocka's Story" which is a story told by a Labrador "Chocka" and her days as a stray and her life with the author and his wife, and her pals "Chaz" and "Chip" two other Labradors.
An order form for the books which includes a special offer for all five(£46 plus p&p) can be downloaded by clicking here We are awaiting a new order form, until then please write in the title of the books you wish to order at the top of this form.
Barry was born on a small mixed farm in the Chilterns, where he developed an early interest in wildlife and nature. On leaving school he was fortunate enough to work for six years with the late TV naturalist and author Gerald Durrell at the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust (Jersey Zoo). It was here that he gained valuable knowledge and experience in International Conservation and the breeding of endangered species. It was also here that Barry developed his interest in photography.
For 32 years Barry served as a Police Officer with Essex Police, including 22 years as a Wildlife Crime Officer with the force. He ended his career as the full time Wildlife Crime Officer but, sadly, his Police career came to an unexpected and abrupt end when the full time post was axed in July 2005. In his role he dealt with many wildlife issues, from wild bird trapping to badger baiting, illegal shooting of wildlife to the multi-million pound international trade in endangered species and products from them.
Barry has graduated from the Open University with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Natural Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Ornithology at Birmingham University.
In 2003 Barry won a prestigious award when he was named "WWF Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year". This is an International Award presented either to a Police Officer or Customs Officer who in the view of a panel of distinguished judges has made a significant contribution to wildlife law enforcement. Barry is justly proud of his award.
On the 19th of May 2007 at a ceremony held at Forest School, Snaresbrook, London Barry was made a Fellow of the British Naturalists Association (BNA), which is the premier association of professional and amateur naturalists in the UK. An award that he is honoured and very proud to receive after a lifetime committed to wildlife. Guest of honour at the ceremony was Sir David Attenborough, who received the Sir Peter Scott award, the highest of the association.
For further information on the exhibition, books, cards or lectures, please contact Barry:
01371 830836 or 07885 075915
"Pandemonium", Causeway End, Thaxted Road, Wimbish, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2XP
(This is the preferred email address)
Please note - all photographs on this site are Copyright Barry Kaufmann-Wright.
Copies of any pictures can be ordered, in a range of sizes, with or without a mount.