Yorkshire Gamekeeper arrested over bird trap allegation

A GAMEKEEPER from North Yorkshire has been arrested over the alleged illegal use of cage traps. North Yorkshire Police said a live buzzard was found caught in the trap, which was inside a pheasant pen, in the Pickering area. It was released unharmed, with a second trap containing a live pigeon being found nearby.

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The White-tailed eagle on Mull become 5 star attraction

A WILDLIFE tourism initiative on Mull, which allows visitors unrivalled views of the island’s population of iconic white-tailed sea eagles, has become only the second five-star wildlife experience in Scotland.

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Bird of prey poisonings highlighted by MPs

Hundreds of birds of prey are being deliberately killed each year with poisons that have no legal use, according to MPs. The Environmental Audit Committee says confusion over wildlife laws means criminals often escape unpunished. […]