This week the RSPB published its latest annual report on crimes against birds in the UK in 2013, the report makes for dismal reading, it seems the killing of so called ‘protested’ raptors continues and may even be gaining momentum.
Continue reading The Raptor killings continues with impunity: RSPB Bird Crime 2013 published
Mr Tim Baynes of the Scottish Land and Estates Moorland Group accuses wildlife charities of speculating on the illegal poisoning case in spring 2014 involving the death of 16 red kites on the Black Isle, in his words “straining the relationship between land managers and conservationists” (“Landowners hit out at wildlife group claims on raptor killing”, The Herald, October 27 and Letters, October 27).
Illegal persecution continues to deprive the UK countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and taken real action to stop the killing.
Britain’s so called protected raptors should be free to fly high in the sky, but due to persecution this is not a reality on the majority of Red Grouse moorland
Continue reading RSPB Media Release: RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues
This year United Utilities, northern England’s largest water utility company, proved once and for all that red grouse and hen harriers can co-exist together with the right attitude, commitment and support from landowners and gamekeepers. As we now know two breeding pairs of hen harrier each successfully reared broods of young on moorland owned by the company in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland this year. The project was undoubtedly a milestone in conservation clearly demonstrating that one shooting syndicate, the RSPB together with a major moorland landowner have been able to achieve what many critics said was impossible . Read here the article written by Kate Gatacre recently published by the Shooting Times (not in the Gameshooter as we had been told) which brings you up to date with all that has been taking place on the United Utilities estate in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland. Please don’t forget to leave your comments.
Continue reading United Utilities Plc shows how Red Grouse & the Hen Harrier can be managed successfully side by side.
Media release issued on behalf of the RSPB and WWT
UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’, say two leading wildlife charities
Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world in one stroke, according to experts from wildlife charities the RSPB and WWT.
Continue reading RSPB Media Release:UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’,
It has now been seven months since the largest massacre of protected raptors in Britain’s history, so far despite a huge police investigation into the poisoning of 16 red kites & 6 buzzards at Conon Bridge, Ross-shire, no one has been charged with any crime. This week the Scottish police who are in charge of the case put out the attached media press release.
One of 16 Poisoned Red Kites. This was an accident the police are claiming??
Appeal for information in relation to death of raptors
Police Scotland has issued a further appeal for information relating to the deaths of raptors in various locations across the Ross-shire/Black Isle area earlier this year.
Continue reading Britains’s largest mass poisoning of raptors a new twist: Unbelievable press release from police Scotland.
A sheriff has stood down from a court case involving a man accused of killing birds of prey as she is a member of the RSPB.
George Mutch was due to stand trial today at Aberdeen Sheriff Court accused of recklessly killing or injuring two goshawks and a buzzard by using traps.
Continue reading Scottish Sheriff stands down in bird deaths case over her membership of RSPB link