Proposals by RSPB to impose some form of statutory control on the activities of game shoots is not without it’s merit, in theory such proposals are long over due. From a practical stand point I have my doubts how such a scheme would be policed; the financial cost would be substantial and any success difficult [...]
Crimes against wild birds throughout the UK remained at near record highs in 2008.
The RSPB received 1,206 reports of shooting, poisoning, trapping and disturbance of birds and of the theft of birds and their eggs. While the figure is slightly down from the all-time high of 1,228 reports in 2007, it remains the second [...]
Yesterday, as today I need to be based at home with no opportunity for active birding. It has provided me with the opportunity of reflecting heavily on the raptor persecution subject yet again and to work through a vast amount of information I’ve been sent or gained access to via the net. I also [...]
This week raptor politics has been alerted by one of our thousands of web site readers of a very interesting article featured in the Country Week section of the Yorkshire Post published on Saturday 15th August. To read the complete text follow the attached link.http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/country-view/The-grouse-moor-where-the.5556191.jp
[SinglePic not found]“Police, camera, no appropriate licence to be at raptor nest” might be a better title for the puff piece we’ve just received from colleagues down South – Chris Visser of the Lancashire Evening Post interviewing Duncan Thomas, Police Wildlife Liaison Officer and saviour of our planet – or at least the Lancashire bit [...]
Harriers dead and gone within days of warden leaving estate
This morning I was dragged out for a walk by Mrs Admin. She maintains I spend far too much time in front of the computer, and she’s probably right. I do need some exercise, but important news of a disaster on a United Utilities [...]
Updated 7 August 2009 – see footnote*
On Friday 7th August, representatives of Lancashire Police Force will be meeting the conservation worker – wrongly cautioned under s59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 – at his solicitor’s office.
Will they, I wonder, have the integrity to own up that the charge was nothing more [...]
[SinglePic not found]Yes, this is a very early post covering both yesterday and today!! Both days will have been devoted to writing various articles and comments about raptor persecution and what is needed in the future!
Within 24 hours of my talking about such matters in Angus a Golden Eagle was found poisoned on a [...]