The Wildlife Man Consultancy



Barry Kaufmann-Wright BSc. (Hons)

Update 11th January 2017:
The funeral will be held on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 2:15pm at Cambridge Crematorium followed by drinks at the Swan in Thaxted.
Barry's wishes for those who can attend is “colour be worn”
Family flowers only
Donations should be made to “The Gerald Durrell Conservation Trust” or “The RNLI” through “Peasgood & Skeates Funeral Directors”


30th December 2016
It is with the utmost sadness that we have to inform you that Barry passed away over the Christmas 2016 period. 
Please do not send e-mails to Barry, as his mailbox is not being monitored 
All our thoughts and prayers are with Barry's family in this difficult time.  He will be greatly missed by so many.

This website will be updated as and when we have more information. 



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.

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