Caught on camera

Two part-time gamekeepers have been convicted for trying to kill birds of prey using a pole-trap – a barbaric device outlawed for over 100 years. On 21 April 2011, Ivan Peter Crane and his son Ivan Mark Crane of Astley Grange Farm, East Langton, Leicestershire, appeared at Market Harborough Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty in […]

Another Scottish Golden Eagle found poisoned, say Grampian police.

Grampian police have now launched an investigation into the poisoning of a young golden eagle found dead in March. Toxicology tests have proved positive for a banned pesticide. The satellite-tagged bird was discovered at Glenbuchat estate in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. Tests have confirmed the death was caused by the illegal pesticide carbofuran. […]

EUROPEAN POLICY TO HALT WILDLIFE LOSS: ALL SMILES AND NO TEETH!

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=left]All smiles but no teeth, that’s the RSPB’s view of the EC’s latest strategy to halt wildlife loss within ten years.

Reacting to the Commission’s statement, Dr Tim Stowe – the RSPB’s International Director – said: “Europe’s wildlife loss is a crisis with species declines running at unparalleled rates. The European […]