RSPB Media RELEASE
The RSPB is today urging Defra to publish the workable elements of the Hen Harrier Action Plan, which the Society believes could bring about the recovery of one of England’s most beleaguered birds of prey.
However, the RSPB is also highlighting its rejection of one point of the six-point plan, known as brood management, as the Society believes that immediate removal of chicks from the wild and rearing them in aviaries is unacceptable and legally ambiguous. As the RSPB’s position on this issue has been widely misrepresented, the RSPB’s full view is set out here.
Continue reading The time to save the hen harrier is now, says RSPB
RSPB Media Release
Two historic global agreements that will help save migratory bird species across the world were reached this weekend.
Yesterday [Sunday 9 November] the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) agreed a set of guidelines to tackle causes of poisoning and ratified a groundbreaking Action Plan to save more than 400 bird species.
Continue reading Great news for migratory birds as two historic global agreements are reached to help save them
IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE
Nov. 10th, 2014
Birds and wind farms
In an article published in the Guardian on November 7th, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is quoted saying that since 1980, across 25 European countries, house sparrow numbers have declined by 147 million, a 62% drop to 90 million. According to the same report, starlings have fallen by 45 million, down to 40 million. As for Skylarks, their population went down by 37 million, to 43 million today. Says the author of the article, “It’s principally agricultural intensification that is behind the crisis.” (1)
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The Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting in Malta have submitted their replies to the objections filed last month in the Constitutional Court.
Photo: Turtle Doves by David Tipling.
“The replies are presented by the proposers of an abrogative referendum to abolish Spring Hunting to respond to objections filed by representatives of the FKNK (Federation for Hunting and Conservation) Mr Perici Calascione and Mr Farrugia, as well as separate replies to respond to the objections presented by representatives of KSU (Kaccaturi San Ubertu) Mr Mifsud Bonnici, Mr Zammit and Mr Xuereb,” the Coalition said in its statement this afternoon.
Continue reading Malta:Coalition for the Abolition of Spring Hunting replies to objections in court
An RSPB challenge to leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge and take action against illegal bird of prey persecution has been reinforced after a Norfolk gamekeeper was today, 6 November, handed a 10-week suspended sentence and ordered to pay £930 prosecution costs in Norwich Magistrates Court after being found guilty on two counts and pleading guilty to five charges relating to illegal bird of prey persecution in October.
Gamekeeper given suspended sentence and ordered to pay £930 for killing all these birds of prey. Was this justice or a reward?
Continue reading RSPB reinforces challenge to shooting community after Norfolk gamekeeper sentenced
Analysis found the birds had been poisoned with a pesticide