BirdLife Malta activists acquitted of possessing protected birds they had attempted to save: common sense prevailed.

Two BirdLIfe Malta activists found not guilty of possessing protected species they were trying to save. In what many felt to be a farcical inversion of the facts, the conservationists were charged under a 2006 law intended to stem illegalities by hunters and trappers Two BirdLife Malta activists walked out of court this with their […]

Rare Steller’s Sea-Eagle seen in Alaska yesterday 23/06/15

News has just reached us that a subadult Steller’s Sea-Eagle was seen on Buldir Island, Alaska yesterday afternoon. This dramatic species has been known in the American Birding Area only a handful of times before, almost exclusively from the Aleutians, but also as far east as Alaska’s southeastern peninsula. This was the case for […]

Formal bid to bring back lynx to Scotland expected this summer

AN official application to bring lynx back to Scotland is set to be submitted next month and could see the big cats roam Britain for the first time in 1,300 years. The Lynx UK Trust has completed a public consultation on plans to reintroduce Eurasian lynx – complete with GPS tracking collars – to […]

Scottish Government outline ‘Radical’ land reforms.

The Scottish Government wants to legislate on a number of measures aimed at achieving ”a fairer and more equitable distribution of land in Scotland”. The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill will end business rates exemptions for shooting and deer stalking estates, give communities a right to buy land to further sustainable development, and make information on […]

The fourteenth bearded vultures released in Andalusia Spain.

The 14th young bearded vulture to be released this year in the three ongoing reintroduction projects – Alps, Andalusia and Grands Causses, was set free this weekend in Sierra de Cazorla, Spain


The female was named after a local municipality (Huesa), and is the 5th bearded vulture to be released in the Sierras […]

African vultures are nearing extinction due to elephant ivory poachers

African vultures,the silent victims of wildlife poaching, are now nearing extinction in some regions, according to new research by members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) vulture specialist groups. Seven African species have declined at a rate of 80% or more over three generations—a result of poachers poisoning the carcasses of poached […]

RSPB solves the migration mystery of UK’s fastest declining migrant bird

RSPB Media release

In a UK science first the RSPB reveal UK breeding turtle dove migration route

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The migration route of a UK breeding turtle dove has, for the first time, been revealed by the RSPB today [Wednesday 24 June 2015] – providing valuable data […]