Eagle Owl Cull – Questions put to Dr. Mark Avery, by the World Owl Trust.

[singlepic id=229 w=160 h=120 float=left]Questions Mr.Tony Warburton MBE recently asked Dr Mark Avery,Conservation Director,RSPB.

Dear Mark,

Having just returned home from Bowland following the World Owl Trust AGM (Guest Speaker, Roy Dennis MBE) I am aghast to discover that the Internet is once more alive with rumours that a proposed cull of all Eagle Owls […]

World Owl Trust – Letter of Concern to The Under Secretary of State.

[singlepic id=229 w=160 h=120 float=left]Letter to Mr Richard Benyon, The Under Secretary of State from the President of the World Owl Trust, Mr. Tony Warburton MBE.

28 September 2010

Dear Mr Benyon,

I write as Hon. President of the World Owl Trust regarding the furore resulting from the apparent leaking of the news […]

It is now official, the RSPB do not support a cull of Eagle Owls in the UK.

[singlepic id=95 w=320 h=240 float=left]Raptor Politics has decided in the public interest to publish below what Dr.Mark Avery RSPB stated on Face Book today in his reply to Chrissie Harper. Why on earth may we ask did Dr. Avery not make the RSPB’s position on the proposed Eagle Owl cull clearer much sooner?

This is […]

European Raptors Biology and Conservation

[singlepic id=228 w=320 h=240 float=left]One of the most respected sites on raptor conservation on the internet is the European Raptors Biology and Conservation site.

On the site you will find book reviews, conference listings and interviews, as well as articles on raptors and current news. One of the more interesting features of the site is […]

Eagle Owl Cull- Responce from Mr. Richard Benyon MP, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment

[singlepic id=148 w=320 h=240 float=left]Chrissie Harper says, I have just received this Message on Facebook from Mr. Richard Benyon MP, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, which I have decided in the interests of truth to post below. My reply back to the Minister is also enclosed at the end of the comments from […]

Is an Approved Cull of UK Eagle Owls Imminent?

[singlepic id=107 w=320 h=240 float=left]If the Chinese whispers presently circulating and comments posted on Bird Guides are to be believed, Defra appear to have reached their decision giving the Eagle Owl a firm thumbs down in the UK. If eventually Defra confirm the rumour and speculation which is currently in circulation, after consultation with their […]

Scottish Estate owners face criminal charges over bird of prey poisonings.

[singlepic id=225 w=320 h=240 float=left]Scotland’s estate owners will be made criminally responsible for birds of prey illegally killed on their land under plans being “actively considered” by Miss Roseanna Cunningham the SNP Environment Minister.


Male Peregrine shot on River Eden at Armathwaite in Cumbria

Today 24thSeptember we can report the intentional shooting of a 3-year old tiercel peregrine falcon. The injured falcon was found shot in a field close to Armathwaite on the river Eden in Cumbria. When the falcon was first noticed by a passing cyclist it seen flapping around in a field with a shattered wing . […]

Talking Politics in Scotland while Eagles continue to Die!

Mr Alex Hogg – Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association.

Had it not been for the Raptor Persecution Scotland’s blog, most people in England and elsewhere across the world would never have heard of Alex Hogg, (Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association), or this man’s hypocritical opinion of raptors which in his view their numbers […]

England’s last Golden Eagle-Consigned to the Historical Dustbin?

[singlepic id=215 w=320 h=240 float=left]The Bassenthwaite ospreys have provided many of the raptor headlines from Cumbria during the last few years but that situation might change in the near future with the release of red kites in Grizedale forest. When the kites begin to breed they will, no doubt, generate a huge amount of publicity […]