Moorland Runners injured in animal snares

Snares are set to catch foxes that prey on certain birds

Calls are being made for snares to be banned after two runners were caught in the traps in the Derbyshire Peak District. The wire devices are designed to catch foxes, which prey on red grouse.

An investigation by […]

Malta: The early forced closure of ‘Spring Hunting’ shows hunters’ inability to obey the law.

At a press conference outside the law courts in Valletta yesterday, BirdLife Malta outlined why the season’s closure was a result of the hunting community’s inability to obey the law. Remarking on the illegalities committed by hunters Mark Sultana, BirdLife Malta spokesperson said: “Despite a referendum result that showed very strong opposition to spring […]

African vulture seen in Switzerland!

A Rueppell’s vulture (Gyps rueppelli has been observed last Saturday in… Switzerland!

One individual from this African vulture species, more commonly associated with African savannahs than with crowded European cities, was seen sitting on a rooftop in Basel, being attacked by a bunch of crows.

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The African “Kestrel express” departed – the spring migration of satellite-tagged Red-footed and Amur Falcons has started

The birds tagged with satellite transmitters transmitters in Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, and Romania spent the winter in Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. At some points all of the tagged seven birds stayed in a 200-kilometre-diameter circle in Botswana, and then they spread out to an area of about 1.000.000 square kilometers (approximately four times larger […]

Scotland’s Environment Minister says ‘Wildlife Crime cannot be tolerated in modern day Scotland.’

Scotland’s new Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod has written an inspiring article on wildlife crime that was recently published in the Holyrood magazine. It remains to be seen in these words are converted into action!

WILDLIFE CRIME CANNOT BE TOLERATED IN MODERN DAY SCOTLAND

In the past year, between April 2014 and February 2015, almost […]

Malta misses a chance to end spring hunting of birds

On Saturday 11th April, Maltese citizens lost the opportunity to put an end to the controversial spring hunting of birds in their country during a national referendum. A decision that will have consequences for bird conservation across Europe and beyond.

Malta lies along the migratory route between Africa and Europe, and is an important resting […]

Ospreys return to Foulshaw Moss, Cumbrian Wildlife Trust Reserve at Levens Bridge, Cumbria.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust presents their new Foulshaw Moss osprey nest-cam. The cameras have been recording successfully & here are edited highlights of the first week of the 2015 season. Let us know what you think. […]

RSPB sets ‘strict’ conditions for T in the Park at Strathallan

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The RSPB has said it will object to the staging of T in the Park at Strathallan Estate unless strict conditions are imposed to protect nesting ospreys. It has said that unless 14 conditions are adhered to it is “highly likely” that a crime will be committed under the wildlife and countryside […]

Malta: After referendum, BirdLife launches nationwide membership drive

BirdLife Malta president Geoffrey Saliba asked those who still wanted to see a hunting-free spring to make their voices heard by joining the organisation as members.

A Blue Rock Thrush, Malta’s national bird Precisely one week after the spring hunting referendum, which saw 124,214 Maltese citizens vote for the abolition of the season, BirdLife Malta […]

And in the end, there is the sacred bearded vulture!

We invite our followers to watch this wonderful multi award-winning animated movie. It tells the story of two dedicated and very determined climbers that carry a statue of the Virgin Mary to the top of an Alpine peak in the beginning of the 20th century – until they meet a bearded vulture! The details […]