Market Harborough farmer fined for trapping birds without appropriate licence

Natural England Press Release:

In the first case of its type in England, a Market Harborough farmer was fined £2500 (plus costs) on Monday 27 February, at Leicester Magistrates Court, after being found guilty of trapping birds on his land without an appropriate licence.

A Leicestershire Police investigation, which began in August 2011,found that 53-year-old […]

Dead Horses used to poison raptors in Greece

Via European Raptors: Biology and Conservation:-

Two days ago in the SPA GR 112004 Nestos Gorge, in the ruins of an abandoned village, staff of the west Rodopes National park authority discovered two dead horses, deliberately killed and laced with poison (a white substance powder). The one that looked fresher was skinned skillfuly and the […]

Last of Swedish Red Kites introduced to Highlands found dead

Nearly 20 years ago 90 red kites from Sweden were introduced into the Scottish Highlands. This bird – thought to be the last survivor of the original 90 – was found dead near his nest near Munlochy on the Black Isle. His mate was circling overhead, and the tree in which they had their nest […]