Maltese Hunters now insist foreign tourists must stop roaming countryside ‘as they please’

The Maltese hunters’ federation has told the political parties it wants to see a system that would stop foreigners (tourists) roaming the Maltese countryside as they please.


Wind Power: What is it we are trying to save asks Luke Dale Harris?

Luke Dale-Harris is a freelance journalist and documentary-maker living in Transylvania, Romania and he now asks whether our concern over climate change is actually driving us to invest in renewable technologies that negatively impact the very natural wonders we are aiming to preserve….

Even if the naysayers are right and they produce little else, wind […]

16 Species by Alan Tilmouth

Raptor Politics would like to thank Alan Tilmouth for granting his approval enabling this important article to be republished here, we are most grateful. You can alos read the same story on Alan’s Blog here. 16 Species by Alan Tilmouth Have a look at the list of species below and see if you can guess […]

Hunting in Malta replies to Birdlife statement

‘ Hunting in Malta’ issued the following press statement in reply to the one issued by Birdlife Malta on hunting and trapping. Follow this link to the statement made by BirdLife Malta.


A Pickering gamekeeper charged with six offences against the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

An unnamed gamekeeper from Pickering in North Yorkshire has been charged by police for the illegal use of cage traps to capture a buzzard. The gamekeeper, who has not yet been named, was arrested by North Yorkshire Police in October last year after a live buzzard had been found trapped inside a cage trap feeding […]

Maltese Member of Parliament finded for possession of protected birds

Birdlife Malta in a statement yesterday (24th January) said that “Member of Parliament Dr Adrian Vassallo was yesterday found guilty by a Magistrate’s Court on two charges relating to the illegal possession of protected birds in an aviary on the roof-top of his Ta’ Xbiex residence, but in an astonishing decision the court ruled that […]


RSPB Media Release

The RSPB has welcomed the Home Office’s and Defra’s agreement today to fund the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) for another year, beginning on 1 April 2013. The Home Office and Defra have committed £136,000 each for the next financial year, securing the future of the unit. The current funding arrangement […]

Hen Harrier – Is coexistence really possible?

Yesterday one of our regular followers sent the following link to the RSPB’s Bowland blog. Is coexistence really possible? We feel everyone should read the comment from Tony which the RSPB have published in full. We would be very interested in hearing your comments. No one, including all the editorial team here at Raptor Politics, […]

Canadian Activists Target Wind Farm Installation.

Fisherville, Haldimand Cty, Ontario:

Six days after Ontario officials allowed Nexera Energy to remove a bald eagle’s nest by cutting down the tree holding the nest to make way for industrial wind turbines, one of those turbines has now been vandalized. You can read the original article here.

Active Bald […]

BirdLife Malta sends important questionnaire to all election candidates

Bird Life Malta has sent out a questionnaire to each general election candidate from all political parties asking them to state their positions on a number of key issues related to wildlife protection on the island, law enforcement and access to the countryside. […]