Back Home With An Idea by Jimmi Hill

Ireland was fantastic such a friendly place and what a gorgeous city Dublin is, the history and architecture was brilliant and the Guinness is pretty special there too. Sadly the only birds of prey I got to see was the pair of Snowy Owls at Dublin Zoo, I’m not a big fan of zoo’s as […]

Political Greenpeace Loses Charity Status in Landmark Court Ruling

In a landmark court ruling in New Zealand that will send tremors around the world, the once respected Greenpeace has been stripped of its charity status by a New Zealand Court.

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Scots landowners call for licence to kill birds of prey

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A group of landowners is calling on the Scottish government to allow them to kill some birds of prey to protect stocks of grouse and other game birds. The Scottish Rural Property and Business Association (SRPBA) said similar arrangements were already in place for farmers.

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“Possible migrant Eagle Owl residing in Hunstanton Norfolk”

HUNSTANTON in Norfolk is probably better known for its gulls, fulmars and turnstones, than for owls, but it can now boast its very own eagle owl, know to local residents a Eddie. The owl has been seen on several rooftops to the north of the town centre. So far all enquiries have drawn a blank […]

A WAKE FOR THE EAGLES AND WILD MONADHLIATH SCOTLAND

On Tuesday 17th May, 2011 a few friends and I will be walking peacefully the few miles into the Monadhliath, carrying a coffin; a symbol of the death of Scotland’s Wild Places. We will be passing Dunmaglass Lodge itself and carrying the coffin up to the point of the highest turbine, about 2,500 feet up […]

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 […]

RSPB now monitoring raptor nests on Bowland’s Private Shooting estates

In the aftermath of the removal of Scientific Disturbance licenses previously held by members of the North West Raptor Protection Group, RSPB licensed field workers have now taken over responsibility to fill the gap covering Bowland’s privately owned shooting estates previously out of bounds to the RSPB. This is a welcome development and would seem […]