Man Charged With Shooting Protected Buzzard

A man is due to appear in court to face a charge of intentionally injuring a wild bird on the Isle of Wight.

It alleged 43 year old John Winn Roberts of Woodend Meadow, Ballymagorry, Strabane, Northern Ireland, shot a Buzzard at St Georges Down in Newport on 26th November last year. He was arrested […]

In China, the true cost of Britain’s clean, green wind power experiment: Pollution on a disastrous scale.

This toxic poisonous desert that remains is destroying the lives of Chinese farmers, their children and their land. It is what’s left behind after making the magnets for Britain’s latest wind turbines… and, as a special Live investigation by the Mail on-line reveals, is merely one of a multitude of environmental sins committed in the […]

Spanish wind farms kill 6 to 18 million birds & bats a year

[singlepic id=296 w=300 h=198 float=left]On 12 January 2012, at the First Scientific Congress on Wind Energy and Wildlife Conservation in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the Spanish Society of Ornithology (SEO/Birdlife) made public its estimate that, yearly, Spain’s 18,000 wind turbines may be killing 6 to 18 million birds and bats (1). The average per […]

Gamekeeper’s apprentice filmed his dogs ripping apart a fox on a Norfolk estate neighbouring the Queen’s Sandringham residence.

Gamekeeper’s apprentice was spared jail after filming his dog rip apart foxes on a country estate in Norfolk, which neighbours the Queen’s Sandringham residence. Luke Byne – then 16 – made three sickening films using a mobile phone while goading his dog to attack a rat and fox in separate attacks – while he was […]

Are most UK raptors killed at remote windfarms disappearing before Scientists are able count them?

For most of Spain’s birds, and particularly raptors, using the migration flyway through the country and crossing to Morocco, life is a constant challenge. In more recent times these birds are faced with the additional and deadly obstacle of wind farms. These wind farms also compound the risk for these birds when they return to […]

England’s Barn Owls making a welcome comeback

Good new at least for one of England’s raptors. It is being reported by the RSPB that Barn owls in England are recovering after decades of decline thanks to wildlife-friendly farming. The RSPB have recently confirmed the birds are making a comeback after years of decline caused by the intensification of agriculture.

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Can “You” help fund the work of a Raptor Rescue and Rehabilitation Project?

Raptor Politics is always pleased to support worthwhile causes associated with the well-being of raptors. As the economic downturn begins to impact upon our society, in particular how we all manage our finances, it will become increasingly difficult for many raptor workers to self-fund their important work undertaken in the field in the years ahead. […]

Forest of Bowland – RSPB breeding Report for the United Utilities Estate 2011

It is important to highlight here that the report published recently by the RSPB, see PDF file attached below, only covers the single 25,000 acre estate in the Forest of Bowland owned by United Utilities. No information has been enclosed within the RSPB document for breeding failures or successes throughout any of the additional shooting […]

FELLS e-petition to reduce the subsidy for wind farms.

The news on the extension of a wind farm on Lewis has propelled me to contact the Raptor Politics web site, who I know from past articles are providing publicity to the environmental damage many of these installation are currently causing to Britain’s countryside and our wildlife heritage, in particular the larger raptors like golden […]

Lewis windfarm extension could harm eagles, says RSPB

RSPB Scotland is seriously concerned about the impact a recently consented scheme by Scottish Ministers to extend a wind farm will have on golden eagles and white-tailed eagles.