Derbyshire gamekeeper appeal against conviction started at Derby Crown Court yesterday

[singlepic id=449 w=149 h=270 float=left]A Derbyshire gamekeeper who was convicted of several wildlife crimes in June this year has now launched an appeal against his conviction. The basis for the appeal is not known at this time. Raptor Politics has surmised this may have more to do the shooting tenant’s wish to retain the shooting […]

The stark contrast in security between “urban” and “upland” raptors in England today.

Not too many people I suspect take the time to sit down to ask themselves why iconic raptors like peregrine, hen harrier, goshawk and red kite remain absent from the majority of moorlands in England used for shooting red grouse. Take Geltsdale and the Northern Pennines as a general example, void of these raptors and […]