New venue announced for Scotland’s Big Nature Festival 2015

After large amounts of flack from raptor workers and birders generally, the RSPB have finally left the Hopetoun Estate locating their bird fair to a new venue in Southern Scotland next year. It is thought many more people will now choose to visit the new venue at the beautiful Levenhall Links alongside the Firth […]

Colorado Hunter sentenced to prison for maiming & killing Utah Mountain Lions

Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife Nicholaus Rodgers, left, Christopher Loncarich, Andie Loncarich, an unidentified hunter and Caitlin Loncarich sit with a mountain lion killed in Utah without a license, then illegally checked in Colorado. Loncarich was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years probation for conspiring to violate the Lacey Act, a […]

Groups call for an end to ‘vilification’ of hen harrier in Ireland

Two prominent environmental bodies in Ireland have called for an end to the “continuing vilification’’ of the protected hen harrier. Birdwatch Ireland and the Irish Raptor Study Group yesterday voiced concerns about growing negativity towards this bird of prey from certain farming sectors. Read the full account here.