Wind Farm supporters in Ireland plan to shoot all hen harriers on sight.

In suport of a wind farm planning application made in Ireland, “An Bord Pleanala” in County Kerry rules wind farm development is no threat to hen harriers. Recently there have been threats from farmers to shoot all hen harriers on sight if opposition proposals result in the scheme being withdrawn. The body of a hen […]

Update- Police raid which took place on Inverness-shire Shooting estate

On 19 July we reported that the Northern Constabulary had raided a shooting estate close to Inverness looking for suspected evidence which would prove wildlife crimes had taken place on the estate, which so far has not been named.

Today we are able to tell our readers the sad news, the raid was initiated after […]

Wind farm planning proposal for two of Scotland’s Golden Eagle Special Protection Areas Refused.

[singlepic id=359 w=210 h=158 float=left]RSPB Scotland has welcomes decision to refuse consent for Stacain wind farm in Argyll, which would have been a threat to Golden Eagles in the region. This is the second time that Scotland’s Ministers have refused consent for the 14-turbine wind farm at Stacain, near Inveraray, following a six-year planning process […]

The Return of the Golden Eagle in the Czech Republic – project

[singlepic id=350 w=210 h=158 float=left]This project is being carried out by a non-governmental organization in cooperation with state authorities for protection of nature in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Participants in the project also include Ostrava ZOO and other institutions and specialists.


History in the making – Kielder Ospreys being rung


Tree climbing rangers clambered up a tall Sitka spruce to pay a house call on an historic brood of ospreys. Two pairs of osprey have nested this year at Kielder water.


The reintrocuction of extinct species causing “mayhem” according to an article in the Telegraph

In an article published in todays Telegraph written by Jasper Copping, a report by the Veterinary Association for Wildlife Management claims the reintroduction into the wild of creatures like the beaver and sea eagle that had previously died out in Britain are endangering the countryside. At first glance you can be forgiven for thinking […]

Police from Scotland’s Northern Constabulary raid Inverness shooting Estate

Wildlife crime operation launched near Inverness

Police and animal welfare charities have launched an investigation into allegations of wildlife crime on a Highlands estate.

Northern Constabulary has not named the estate involved, but said it was in the Inverness area.

Twenty-five police officers have been working with RSPB Scotland, Scottish SPCA and National Wildlife Crime […]

Raptor Politics reaches second mile stone

Raptor Politics-Important Second Mile Stone

For the first time in our short history, Raptor Politics are delighted to announce we are now being regularly followed by readers in over eighty countries including China.

Shooting (with a camera) Bald Eagles along Dallas Creek in Colorada

My wife Melinnia and I are avid raptor enthusiasts, and thank Raptor Politics for allowing us to share some photos taken in Colorado of a partial albino (leucistic) Bald Eagle along Dallas Creek by the town of Ridgway.


Natural England’s vision for the upland environment in 2060

The future vision for England’s uplands has been published by Natural England setting out the future direction Natural England feels will be the correct way forward for managing these important heather moorlands by the year 2060. To read and/or purchase the 14 page document follow the attached link.

Many of you who will take the […]