Students of history will be familiar with “The Enlightenment”, a period in the 18th Century when reason was advocated as the primary source for legitimacy and authority.
Being fogbound for the last three days has caused me to contemplate a few questions relating to our current core values in the UK with respect to its [...]
In 2009 a white-tailed eagle, two golden eagles, four red kites, and 21 buzzards were confirmed by the Scottish Government as being victims of illegal poisoning. Baits laced with highly toxic and illegal poisons continued to be deliberately laid out in the open in Scotland’s countryside. A red kite was shot and a further [...]
Both countries are experiencing dramatic increases in reported cases of birds of prey being poisoned. The Scottish and Irish governments have now agreed to a partnership to work together to tackle the illegal poisoning of golden eagles, white-tailed eagles and other birds of prey. Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham has written to her Irish counterpart, [...]
30 magnificent Red Kites brought to the North West of England several weeks ago from donor nests located in Northamptonshire are reported as doing well at Grizedale. In the next week or so, provided the weather improves, these birds will be hacked into the wild from where they are currently being housed in temporary [...]
To me, Cumbria seems a far more logical choice for the re-introduction of Sea Eagles than Suffolk ever was. A little over-populated maybe, but Sea Eagles seem to be doing quite well on Mull and nest in several places on the island close to human habitation. The Lake District is very similar in both [...]
Letter sent to Mr. Duncan Macrae, Features Editor, by Chrissie Harper. I have decided in the interests of FACT and the public’s right to know to publish my response to your eagle owl article featured last week by “Cage and Aviary”. I have decided to do this because I feel many of the details published [...]
It has just been anounced the 2 Red Kites found dead in Northumberland earlier this year were poisoned, police have now confirmed.
The 2 kites found dead close to each other in Hexham, Northumberland on 12th February 2010 which were sent for post mortem analysis to a specialist veterinary surgeon in Newcastle both died as a result of [...]
In many ways, we are living in a remarkable age of progress for nature conservation. Raptors driven to extinction in Britain long ago by Man’s ignorance and intolerance are being brought back into our modern word by a welcome programme of reintroduction, turning what was once considered to be an impossible dream into [...]