How to eradicate grey squirrels without firing a shot by George Monbiot

On Friday 30 January the Guardian published an article writen by George Monbiot in which he explains his views about the proposals by the Tory governments to cull the grey squirrel. You can read what George had to say about the subject in his first two paragraphs below. You can also follow the reasoning why […]

Natural England approves trial release of beavers in Devon

Natural England has decided that a licence will be issued to Devon Wildlife Trust permitting the managed release into the wild of beavers on a 5 year trial basis.

Natural England’s Board has today, Wednesday 28 January, confirmed that a licence will be issued to Devon Wildlife Trust, permitting the managed […]

The sad ending of a White-tailed Eagle which fledged from Poland, but then collided with power lines in Romania.

The White-tailed Eagle as a chick (Photo: Eagle Conservation Committee)

Last year in the middle of December Pawel Mirski contacted us from the polish Eagle Conservation Committee (Komitet Ochrony Orlów). He asked us to search for a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which had been tagged with a satellite transmitter in Poland, and had, during […]

Amur Falcon campaign update November 2014— Another season draws to a close with no killings reported in Nagaland

Another season draws to a close with no killings? in Nagaland!Updated on 17th Nov 2014

This year, as in 2013, the migration of the Amur Falcons continues in full swing along the Doyang reservoir, Nagaland. There continues to be no killings reported so far! The government, the forest department, local NGOs and, not […]

The silent killer strikes again – at least 5 cinereous vultures (Aegypius monachus) and 3 griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) poisoned in eastern Turkey

On the 16th January Yusuf Yilmaz from Igdir province, in Eastern Turkey, close to the Armenian border, saw a group of vultures lying on the floor not very far away from the garbage dump in Tuzluca. When he approached the birds, he came across a gruesome spectacle – 4 black vultures and 2 griffons […]

Grouse shooting ‘is warming planet’ as peatlands burned to improve conditions for game birds

Commercial grouse shooting is ruining the countryside of Northern England and warming the planet as swathes of upland peatlands rich in wildlife are burned to provide the best conditions for red grouse, new research warns.

Former Grouse moor in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, now void of heather as well […]

The notorious Eagle Owl, watch the video and make up your own mind.

This is an interesting video with Tim Melling from the RSPB claiming on one hand the eagle owl could pose a threat to native fauna like the hen harrier, and on the other side of the debate Tony Warburton from the World Owl Trust claiming we should welcome the eagle owl’s arrival here in […]

Peer-reviewed study shatters claims that wind turbines are “safe”

Link found between infrasound emitted by wind turbines and complaints of “unbearable sensations” by residents

In a groundbreaking study at Pacific Hydro’s Cape Bridgewater wind farm in the state of Victoria, Australia’s leading acoustical engineer Steven Cooper found that a unique infrasound pattern, which he had labelled “Wind Turbine Signature” in […]

Why the Hawk & Owl Trust are wrong about Hen Harrier Brood Management

The recent support for a hen harrier brood management scheme by the Hawk & Owl Trust at a time when hen harriers in England are on the verge of extinction brings into serious question the integrity of the Trust. Who would such a proposal at this delicate time advantage? Certainly not the hen harrier because […]

Malta approves public referendum to decide if Spring Hunting should be banned on the island

Malta’s Constitutional Court has upheld a public referendum to decide the fate of the country’s controversial spring bird hunt, which kills over ten thousand migrating birds every year.

The Constitutional Court threw out objections by Malta’s powerful hunting lobby, and instead sided with the 11 conservation groups who organized the referendum, known as the Coalition […]