Calling the Shots – the truth about grouse shooting: Report published today by Animal Aid.

We are able to announce that the animal rights group Animal Aid, has today published an important in depth report on grouse shooting across the UK. The paper in PDF format is titled ‘Calling the Shots.’

The introduction informs readers, “Calling the Shots is aimed at alerting the public to the truth about an […]

Wind Turbines: Reporting bird strikes in Scotland made simpler

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) says it has made it easier for the public to report potential bird strikes at wind turbines. It has created a new email address Collision.Records@snh.gov.uk and asked that people to provide details such as date, bird species and location.

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Maltese hunter convicted of shooting eagle banned for life as a member of the Hunting Federation (FKNK).

Today the Maltese Hunters Federation, the FKNK, announced a life long ban for one of their members who admitting in court last week he had shot a Short-toed eagle. The Maltese Hunters Federation is to be congratulated for taking such prompt action and at the same time making this decision public which demonstrates the FKNK […]

India: Amur Falcon campaign update — Nagaland gears up to prevent mass hunting

Post Conservation India’s reporting of this incident, and the subsequent national and international outcry, a lot of on-ground conservation initiatives have been initiated in Nagaland. Principally, the Government of Nagaland, at every level, are fully committed to end the killings and have geared up to face this season.

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BirdLife Malta would welcome hunters to come and join BirdLife.

KSU (St Hubert Hunters) called for Birdlife Malta’s monitoring of bird migration and associated hunting activity to be itself monitored by the government. Birdlife Malta would actually welcome the involvement of the police and even the hunters themselves in our monitoring work.

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Numbers of territorial pairs of Red Kites in Yorkshire reach the 100 in 2012

This issue of the Newsletter highlights two landmarks reached by the Yorkshire Red Kite Project. Firstly, Issue 14 recorded that there had been 94 territorial pairs of kites located in Yorkshire in 2012. Details of 6 further pairs have since been received, bringing the total number of confirmed territorial pairs in 2012 to exactly 100. […]

Malta: Booted eagle shot from the sky with impunity, watch the video.Total number of eagles shot 15.

BirdLife Malta report three more ‘isolated’ incidents, injured eagle sent to Sicily. BirdLife astonished that secretary for animal rights Roderick Galdes thinks illegal hunting is under control. If he does after watching the sickening video below he must think again. We now urge everyone to write/e-mail the Maltese embasy to lodge as many complaints […]

12 EAGLES CONFIRMED SHOT IN TWO DAYS on the ISLAND OF MALTA

Short-toed Eagle at Buskett yesterday afternoon Thursday, 24 October 2013 This morning the confirmed body count of eagles shot down by hunters in Malta and Gozo reached 12, after two more of these rare and highly protected birds of prey were killed in front of watching BirdLife Malta volunteers. […]

Maltese hunter fined €4,600 for shooting short-toed eagle

We have just heard that A 24-year-old man from Luqa on the island of Malta was this morning fined €4,600 after he pleaded guilty to hunting a protected bird of prey at is-Salib tall-Gholja last Wednesday. As far as we are aware this is the first time any Maltese court has imposed such a drastic […]

Long-term study examines Western European Bonelli’s Eagle populations

A 30-year study of Bonelli’s Eagle populations in western Europe has revealed that the birds are most at risk in northern Spain, researchers from the University of Barcelona have shown in a new paper.

The species is a characteristic bird of prey of the Mediterranean area, as well as one of the region’s most […]