Raptor Politics has decided to add this story taken from Dr. Mark Avery’s blog as we feel the anti-bird of prey lobby appear to getting out of hand, using utter nonsense to promote their political agenda. How any one of Sir Max Hastings’ alleged intellect can be offended by seeing such magnificent birds as [...]
For thousands of years the Golden Eagle has survived against all the odds, finding safe refuge in one of Scotland’s most rugged and beautiful landscapes in the Western Highlands of Argyll. Here amongst the isolated glens of Glen Coe’s peaceful Blackmount Forest as many as eight pairs of Golden Eagles have continued to raise their [...]
Steve’s Sky Dive fundraising page Fundraiser: Steve Smith
My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveSkyDives
I have chosen to highlight the persecution of raptors as part of my sky dive as I believe that these birds symbolise more than any other, the wildness that we still have in our country and how we must continue to preserve and protect [...]
GROUSING ABOUT THE GREAT BRITISH WEATHER!
25th July, 2011
In speaking about the importance of biodiversity throughout England’s heather moorlands today, both Dr Helen Phillips (NE) and Martin Gillibrand from the Moorland Association remain silent about the Iconic raptors which in most cases are missing altogether.
The British trait [...]
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) has become the first planning authority to produce and adopt guidance on Wildness. Wildness is considered a special quality of the Cairngorms National Park which visitors come here to experience. CNPA Senior Heritage Officer Matthew Hawkins said: “We’re proud to lead the way in producing and adopting guidance on [...]
“It is being called the greatest attack on nature in Norway’s history, as power companies want to build thousands of wind turbines along the coast. Large areas of untouched nature are in danger of being industrialised. Coastal people protest against their new neighbours that will fill the horizon and biologists fear that we are destroying [...]
Raptor Politics has decided to re-publish this article first published in 2004 to highlight that most polititions are not only prepared to tell lies, many are also hypocrites. Just read what the conservatives were saying then when they were the opposition party about the encouragement Government subsidies provide for renewable energy projects and how these [...]
Gamekeepers are the real stewards of the countryside, according to a new report that found land managed for shooting covers a wider area than all of Britain’s nature reserves.
Are you passionate about the uplands and the wildlife that lives there? Can you inspire and engage people of all ages showing them birds and harnessing their imagination? Can you connect the importance of upland agriculture and land management with the conservation of one of our rarest breeding birds? If the answer is ‘yes’ [...]
Appeal by Danish anti-wind farm activists to help prevent a Danish test centre for giant wind turbines going ahead. Many activists simply laid down in front of the authorities’ machines to prevent the cutting down of a huge forest which would allow the scheme to proceed. Activists are camping out in the area in [...]