BASC: Nest management will aid Hen Harrier recovery in England

The British Association for Conservation & Shooting (BASC) says that including brood or nest management as part of the Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan will assist with the recovery of this iconic bird of prey in England.

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Gamekeeper who worked on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Hampshire estate convicted of setting illegal traps.

A self-employed gamekeeper, Mark Stevens, who worked on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Court Estate in Hampshire, has been convicted of setting two illegal traps and has been fined £700 with £650 court costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

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The only pair of Golden Eagles successful rear young for the second season in the Czech Republic

Throughout the last 3 years we have been following efforts by scientists in the Czech Republic to reintroduce the golden eagle back into the wild with eaglets donated by colleagues in Slovakia. The last time a pair of Golden Eagle successfully reared any off-spring in the republic was in 1893, 120 years ago.

Last year […]

New Season – New Hope for Egyption vultures in Greece and Bulgaria

In July, lifeneophron conduct regular monitoring of the Egyptian vultures in order to check some of the territories under question and identify the number of the chicks in the nests.

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Natural England has become a gopher of the landed classes claims George Monbiot

Stand up for England’s wildlife instead of capitulating to the lords of the land and their business interests. Listening to the National Farmers’ Union, the Countryside Alliance and the Country Land and Business Association, you could be forgiven for believing that the only people who live in […]

Hen Harrier Day Supporters sat outside refurbished grouse Butts

Here is the latest image of supporters and members of the North West Raptor Protection Group sitting outside a recently refurbished Grouse Butt in the Forest of Bowland where on the 12 August the killing of thousands of Red Grouse will begin. This is the reason why the Hen Harrier is now on the verge […]

Defra report to control Hen Harrier numbers on Grouse moors: Possibly a step too far!

Hen Harriers nesting on England’s uplands could have their nests stripped of eggs under a government-backed plan is approved to resolve the growing conflict between commercial grouse moors and bird conservation groups. If the Tory Government approve these proposals enabling shooting estates to legally control numbers of Hen Harrier on England’s uplands where Red […]

Southern Lake District – Foulshaw Moss Osprey Chicks fledged yesterday 25/07/2014

Well it had to happen. The only images coming back from Foulshaw Moss osprey cam now are that of an empty nest. Yes all our chicks had successfully fledged by mid-day on 24th July. Two chicks went first and it took the last of our three chicks a further day before the courage […]

Malta: Charging activists is a ‘birdbrained’ idea

Birdlife members have often brought the plight of injured and killed protected birds to public attention. Photo:?Chris Sant Fournier

The 2012 photo that ‘incriminated’ the NGO’s volunteers.

“Legally correct but illogical” is how lawyers described a magistrate’s decision to order the police to charge six Birdlife activists with illegal possession of […]

Birdlife Malta receives award ‘for commitment to abolish spring hunting’

 

BirdLife Malta has received an award from the League Against Cruel Sports, “for its exceptional work and commitment to abolishing spring hunting on the Maltese islands”.

The award follows the League’s trip to the island in April to support Birdlife’s campaign to end the annual, three week spring hunt of migratory birds.

During the […]