Killing native birds mars landscape claims Duncan Orr-Ewing

Scotland needs to develop a sustainable future in the way our wildlife and landscapes are managed, says Duncan Orr-Ewing  head of Species and Land Management at RSPB Scotland.

THE sight of a golden eagle soaring over our fabulous Scottish landscape is a truly awe-inspiring spectacle and lives long in the memory.

The Gaelic scholar, piper and ornithologist, Seton Gordon, in his book The Golden Eagle first published in 1955, called it “the king of birds” and he describes the close links between this species and our landscapes and culture. In Seton Gordon’s day, the population of golden eagles in Scotland was estimated to be around 200 breeding pairs.

Read what Dunan Orr-Ewing had to say here.

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