Calls from across Britain are mounting for a ban of Driven Grouse Shooting

An animal welfare charity is calling for a ban on driven grouse shooting ahead of the opening of the season across England and Scotland’s sporting estates next week on the ‘Glorious 12th’. OneKind, a UK-wide organisation based in Edinburgh, argues that shooting grouse for sport is dependent on intensive habitat management. […]

Another Egyptian vulture poisoned in Greece

Only a few days after 70+ Egyptian vulture experts from all over Europe, Africa and he Middle east discussed in Bulgaria how to enhance the conservation of the Egyptian vulture in the eastern flyway (see here), another terrible blow hit the Balkan breeding population – on the 16th July an adult breeding Egyptian vulture was […]

Two Birdlife Malta members assaulted while investigating illegal bird caller in Delimara

Two BirdlifeMalta members claimed to have been assaulted as they approached an illegal bird trap after hearing calls from an artificial bird caller in Delimara.Three BLM members were near the Delimara lighthouse when they heard an illegal bird caller putting out a call simulating an Oyster Catcher, which is in season. The trapping season […]