By very large margins, around two-thirds, the Maltese people are against spring hunting and wish to see the hunting and trapping of birds throughout Malta completely banned according to a survey undertaken in 2006 by The Sunday Times of Malta.
Caroline Muscat’s views on the current situation in Malta were recently highlighted on a Website [...]
A victory for common sense for Scottish Golden Eagles- Breeding sites of one of Scotland’s most iconic birds of prey are to be given special protection – despite objections from wind farm developers.
The Scottish Government have granted special protection to a total of six Golden Eagle nesting territories across Scotland covering more than [...]
There is widespread recognition that we live in a world of finite resources that come under increasing pressure as the world’s population grows and the climate changes. What is perhaps less obvious, but is becoming increasingly talked about, is how the world economy does not satisfactorily deal with the issues that these climate and population [...]
The current situation on Malta is an example of the lack of political will to tackle a problem that is solvable just because there is a powerful minority lobbying group the Maltese hunters who are quite prepared to act illegally to get their way. It could be said to be similar to the UK position [...]
For researchers who operate at the intersection of basic biology and toxicology, following the data where they take you—as any good scientist would—carries the risk that you will be publicly attacked as a crank, charged with scientific misconduct, or removed from a government scientific review panel. Such a fate may seem unthinkable to those involved [...]
According to Simon Barnes we British get very upset about immigrants and that our country is full of alien species attracting a fair amount of hatred. No one has a good word for Canada geese and what about minks, which are described as sneaky, slinky predators, dining off the British water vole. No mention however was [...]
The Shooting Times magazine this week has announced that the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) has launched a pioneering scheme to aid rural policing and reduce wrongful arrests of keepers and other lawful shooters.
The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation is to train police forces in an initiative to improve law enforcement in rural areas and reduce the [...]
In this interview Markus Jais talks with Francesco Petretti talks about the biology and current conservation situation of the Short-toed Eagle in Italy. Francesco has been studying those birds for many years and also wrote a book about the Short-toed Eagle called L’aquila dei serpenti (more information about the book here).
Mark Avery has this morning (23 October) published on his blog a complete analysis of 23 eagle owl pellets taken from a nest on the RSPB’s reserve in the Pennines, the one where the last successful breeding attempt by a pair of hen harriers occurred in 2006, at which point they became a non breeding species [...]
19th October 2010
Dear Ms Harper,
Re: Eagle Owls in Britain
I am writing in response to the email you sent to Natural England’s enquiries service on the 1st October. Unfortunately I am not aware of the previous correspondence to which you refer, but have tried to address the main points that you raise: