The biggest danger: corrupt research
Infrasound and other problems recognize
In an interview published in Truthout, Dr Patricia Mora casts doubts about the way in which environmental studies are conducted.
“What happens is absolute corruption. I have to admit that generally there are “agreements” behind closed doors between the consultants or research centers and the government offices before the studies are conducted. They fill out forms with copied information (and sometimes badly copied), lies or half truths in order to divert attention from the real project while at the same time complying with requirements on paper. Unfortunately, consultants sometimes take advantage of high unemployment and hire inexperienced people or unemployed career professionals without proper titles. Sometimes the consultants even coerce them into modifying the data.
Continue reading Biology professor blows the whistle on wind farms
“The truth about the real effects of wind farms on Scotland’s golden eagles was given a chance to become public knowledge in 2013, with the 10-year-scheduled survey. But this truth was forced back into the obscure corners of the blogosphere. The vast majority of Scottish voters will only find out in 2015, if ever, what has been the cost to Scotland of windfarm disinformation, if only in terms of eagles’ lives.”
September 15th, 2014
Scotland: more manipulations
Whether it’s in America, Australia, or Europe, the media and the public are not being told the truth about actual mortality at wind farms. From employees who make carcasses disappear, to bird societies caught in conflicts of interest, to government agencies obeying their political masters, most stakeholders contribute to the cover up. But whereas in some countries like Spain, Germany or the US, some information has leaked out and the public knows there is a problem with birds, bats and wind farms, in others like Denmark, France or the UK, most people believe the fiction that their wind turbines have been “correctly sited” away from the flight paths of protected species.
Continue reading Scotland Golden eagle census delayed for two years, without good reason
Stephen Murphy holding one of the satellite tagged hen harrioers this year
We are saddened to report the loss of 3 of the 5 hen harrier fledglings from the late nest in the Upper Derwent Valley .
All indications are that at least two of the birds were killed by a natural predator.
The body of the third has been recovered and, along with the remains of the other two, has been sent for post-mortem (as is usual practice), we feel that it is important to state that there is no evidence of any suspicious activity at this stage.
This news reinforces the need to have a strong and healthy population of hen harriers in the Peak District (and England): one (four) nest(s) is not enough as there will always be natural losses. We will continue to work with our partners to protect the remaining chicks and create an environment where hen harriers can thrive in the future.
The two remaining young are doing well and are ranging around the local upland area.
If you are lucky enough to see a hen harrier please remember to report it to the hen harrier hotline at [email protected]or on 0845 4600 121 (calls charged at local rate). Reports of sightings should include the date and location of sighting, with a six-figure grid reference where possible.
Peregrine Falcons had an excellent nesting season in Northern Ireland this year.With a few records still to be submitted fieldworkers have located 80 pairs of Peregrine Falcons and 11 sites with just a single adult present. At least 57 pairs were successful in fledging a total of 153 young.
Male Peregrine standing sentinel near occupied nest site
The injured Peregrine Falcon which was illegally shot is recovering at Lavenham Falconry in Monks Eleigh. Stephen Younge is pictured with the bird.
Police officers and the RSPB are investigating the “appalling” illegal shooting of a young male peregrine falcon – a bird that experts think may have secured a coveted place in the annals of Suffolk ornithology just weeks before being blasted from the sky. This shooting brings the total number of known peregrines targeted this year to 17 in Britain.
Continue reading Long Melford: RSPB offer £1,000 reward for information about illegal shooting of a young peregrine falcon
Rhino poachers in South Africa now risk giving themselves away when they shoot thanks to a high-tech, gunfire-detection system being piloted in the country’s flagship Kruger National Park.
A ranger gestures before performing a post mortem on the carcass of a rhino after it was killed for its horn by poachers in the Kruger national park.
Continue reading South Africa tries gunfire location system to catch rhino poachers