India: Amur Falcon campaign update — No killings reported so far this season!

Chief Minister of Nagaland visits Amur Falcon roost site in support of the conservation initiative by the community Updated November 2013. The migration of the Amur Falcons continues in full swing in Doyang, Nagaland, and there continues to be no killings reported so far!


Two Marsh Harriers and one Red Kite found poisoned in East Anglia

The RSPB and two county police forces have issued a plea for information after the recent deaths of three birds of prey in East Anglia.

Two iconic species – the marsh harrier and red kite – have fallen victim to illegal poisoning by a lethal pesticide, most probably laced on baits left out in the […]

White-tailed Eagles on the Isle of Mull

Mull’s ‘Celebrity’ Eagles

A Worldwide Focus

With a healthy population of around 35 pairs, the Isle of Mull boasts the highest breeding density of Golden Eagles in Europe. Largely as a result of their preferred mountain and moorland habitat on the island, Golden Eagles are less likely to be encountered by the casual birdwatcher visiting […]

A Cumbrian Naturalist: Hen Harriers observed from my window.

I am one of those fortunate people who lives where I can spot birds of prey from the house and the last 3 autumns have had a mixture of harriers coming down to hunt on the moor opposite where I live. The first winter the whole family were fortunate to have observed 4 different […]

E-Petition: Licencing of upland grouse moors and gamekeepers. Please sign this important document.

E-Petition Licencing of upland grouse moors and gamekeepers.

Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Given the continuing levels of illegal persecution of birds of prey the Government is called upon to introduce a system of operating licences for upland grouse shoots.Following any proven offence of persecution on the […]

Golden Eagle Captured attacking a Sika deer on video

We have received today a images captured by a static video camera set in a remote forest region in Eastern Russia to track Siberian tigers. However, to the complete surprise of everyone instead of images of a tiger, instead the camera captured a female golden eagle attacking a Sika deer. Scientists who were monitoring the […]

US scientists track what’s killing golden eagles

More than four decades ago the golden eagle was awarded the same protections under US law as the country’s national bird, the bald eagle. Even disturbing their nests is a criminal offence.

The raptor is not considered to be under threat but scientists are worried about a recent increase in the number of golden […]

Linfairn Windfarm Application, Straiton, South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Hello to Raptor Politics.

I am contacting you on behalf of the Save Straiton for Scotland campaign. I believe that Whirly Marshall emailed Raptor Politics earlier this year and I write to give you an up-date, which I hope will be of interest to you and all of your followers. The first of the five […]

Wildlife Crime – Westminster Debate 10 October 2013

Westminster Hall-Debate

Thursday 10 October 2013

Mr Joe Benton in the Chair

Subject- Wildlife Crime

Because the original Westminster debate document is a very lengthy read, and as expected talks about additional subjects other than birds of prey, we have included below only those portions of the discussions […]