3 Peregrines specifically targeted and shot at nests in South Tipperary, Ireland.

It appears the shooting of Peregrine Falcons in south Tipperary, Ireland is still continuing with three falcons shot in recent months, initially two breeding adults (male and a female) were shot at two separate nest sites, both of which were located in church ruins. Now a second male peregrine has been found with gun-shot wounds […]

New Propoals by the Scottish Government designed to target wildlife criminals announced today

The Scottish Government today announce new proposals to tackle wildlife criminals who are continuing to persecute some of Scotland’s most iconic birds of prey including the golden eagle and the sea eagle. The new measures include restricting the use of licences to trap and shoot wild birds on land where raptors are suspected […]

RSPB claims Hebridean eagle population at risk from turbine extension plans

RSPB Scotland has today confirmed it is to object to a proposal for a significant extension to the south and west of the consented Muaitheabhal Windfarm on the Eisgein Estate in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The charity has expressed deep concerns at the predicted impact that two already consented developments, Muaitheabhal […]

2013Langholm Hen Harriers on their way – but to kind of what future?

[singlepic id=235 w=320 h=240 float=left] You can now track all 4 satellite tagged hen harriers recently fledged from their natal home on moorland at Langholm in the Scottish Borders by clicking on the link here. The next few months, especially as the grouse shooting season begins in just a few days on the 12th August, […]

New report dated 2011shows poison is leading cause of unnatural death of birds of prey in Ireland

The first national report on birds of prey persecution and poisoning in Ireland has been published. A total of 33 incidents were recorded in 2011. 24 of them were fatal. http://www.npws.ie/publications/archive/2011%20Bird%20of%20Prey%20Poison%20and%20Persecution%20Report-July2013.pdf

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Clowns brought in to help promote hen harrier’s survival.

 

Blog Post: Hen Harrier Carnival – Press Release

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The RSPB has teamed up with a North East circus troupe to create a new spectacular outdoor performance inspired by England’s most threatened breeding bird of prey, the hen harrier. Developed by Newcastle-based Circus Central, the Hen Harrier Circus Show uses aerial […]

Devon and Cornwall Police appeal for the public’s help following the death of two Buzzards.

 

Tests showed the two birds had been poisoned. Photo: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for information after tests confirmed two buzzardsfound dead in April were poisoned. The bodies of the birds were found near Chittlehampton in north Devon.

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Langholm Harriers 2013

The latest news from Langholm informs us that Natural England (NE) have finished their satellite tagging effort at Langholm on 18 July. Four young harriers (3 females and 1 male) have been tagged and NE staff will follow these as part of their wider work on the species. Six additional harriers were not fitted […]

Kestrel found shot on Yorkshire Nature Reserve

Police officers have condemned the “senseless” shooting of a Kestrel – the latest in a number of birds shot at a Yorkshire wildlife haven. The injured kestrel was discovered by a member of the public at High Batts Nature Reserve at North Stainley, near Ripon, on Monday, July 15. The bird’s wing had been shattered […]

Malta – Extending Autumn hunting curfew will save more birds of prey

BirdLife Malta have said this week that extending the two-week afternoon hunting curfew in autumn would be one of the surest ways to save more birds of prey from illegal hunting.

The curfew in question prohibits hunting after 3pm during the peak period for raptor (bird of prey) migration- between the […]