Stirlingshire gamekeeper sentenced to community service for setting illegal victorian gin trap to catch buzzards

[airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/83125624_james_oreilly-web.jpg” alt=”_83125624_james_oreilly-web” class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-17484″ ]A gamekeeper on one of Scotland’s most popular sporting estates has been successfully prosecuted for using inhumane victorian gin traps outlawed in Britain for more than 50 years. James O’Reilly, 50, was caught after a member of the public found a seriously injured buzzard, which later had to […]

Raptor Persecution on red grouse moors: A feudal system of raptor management in the 21st Century.

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The 3 stuffed Hen Harriers inside this display cabinet were obtained from the Forest of Bowland. The Harriers were initially photographed by the licensed award winning photographer Dennis Green from a hide. After being […]

Bearded Vultures: The first nest with chicks in Andalucia, Spain for 30 years

Only nine years after the first bearded vultures were released back into Andalucía, you can see now in this excellent footage, shot by Dr. Francisco Javier Montoro García, the first bearded vulture chick hatched in the wild in a nest high up in the sierra de Cazorla – a huge success in an extraordinary […]

Raptors on the verge of Catastrophe in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire.

The RSPB are to be congratulated for funding a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of those criminals responsible for the killing of the 3 male hen harriers which disappeared from moorland owned by United Utilities Plc in the Forest of Bowland. We trust this offer will also extend to […]

Call for Perthshire councillor who made osprey ‘topping itself’ remark should resign.

Ruffling feathers: There are calls for the Councillor Tom Gray to resign.Perth and Kinross Council

Hundreds of people are calling for a Perth councillor to resign over comments he made about the ‘T’ in the Park ospreys. Councillor Tom Gray made the controversial remarks at a Perth and Kinross Council development and management […]

Live Raptor Web-Cams

Live Raptor web-cams from Cumbria, Norway and Latvia

Cumbria Wildlife Trust-Faulshaw Moss Nature Reserve Osprey

Single Latvian White-tailed eagle HD. (exceptional quality)

Norwegian Sea Eagle HD Close up of nest (exceptional quality)

The Eastern Daily Press offers £1,000 reward to catch egg thief who raided marsh harrier’s nest at Guist, near Fakenham in Norfolk

An egg thief has targeted a marsh harrier’s nest near Fakenham. Picture: RSPB

Police say an unknown number of eggs were taken from the site, on the marsh off Bridge Road, on Sunday, May 10.There are around 380 breeding pairs of marsh harriers in the UK.

Most nest in East Anglia, […]

Hard-hitting campaign against wildlife poisoning

The North Yorkshire police have launched a new offensive against illegal wildlife poisoning and its potential knock-on impact to humans and other animals. A major new poster campaign across rural North Yorkshire highlights the dangers of the practice – which is usually aimed against birds of prey.

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Calls for the protection of birds of prey to be lifted because they kill native birds are unfounded, scientists and environmentalists have said.

[airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PAGE-Robin-06.jpg” alt=”PAGE, Robin 06″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-17372″ ]In an article for the Daily Mail on Monday, conservative rural activist Robin Page argued predation by birds of prey is “doing untold damage to vulnerable wild birds”, such as lapwings and skylarks. He said legal protection by “politically correct” conservationists should be lifted from “all manner […]

Raptor catastrophe taking place in the Forest of Bowland: ‘United Utilities’ fund 100k reward to catch those responsible?

The RSPB are to be congratulated for funding a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of those criminals responsible for the killing of the 3 male hen harriers which disappeared from moorland owned by United Utilities Plc in the Forest of Bowland. We trust this offer will also include information […]