The Story of 16 Fox Cubs Found in a Barn

In May 2015 a League Against Cruel Sports investigation led to the discovery and rescue of 16 fox cubs in a barn, on land linked to the Middleton Foxhounds Hunt. […]

Bulgaria: Summary of Saker breeding season 2015

This year’s breeding season for the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria has proven to be extremely successful. Our target was to release 20 birds, and we managed to release 19. This was the first year that we had attempted to breed and release so many.


More black and griffon vultures die near the Avila waste treatment centre (Spain)

Photo Colectivo Azálvaro

The remains of two more black vultures and two griffon vultures have been found in the last few days by members of the Colectivo Azálvaro, a local NGO, near the waste treatment plant of Avila, in Central Spain. This follows the […]

A short-eared owl airlifted to safety after landing on North sea oil rig

An exhausted short-eared owl has been given a lift in a helicopter after flying more than 100 miles to an off-shore oil rig. The bird crash-landed on a North Sea platform last Wednesday and was looked after by crew members who found it. The short-eared owl was then flown back to land and taken […]

Important message to all users of Raptor Politics

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We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Have a safe evening if you are going to a bonfire.


Father & Daughter plead guilty to trying to sell wild Peregrines

Liana Baker, 21 yrs of Central Avenue, Bury and her father Alan Baker aged 61 years of Peel Street, Accrington, appeared at Bury Magistrates Court today (29/10/2015), where they were sentenced for two offences relating to the possession and offering for sale of two wild peregrine falcons. The pair had pleaded guilty to all […]

Scottish Natural Heritage publish details of General Licence restriction orders in wildlife crime hotspots.

On the 4th November, Scottish Natural Heritage published the following Press Release:

General licences restricted in wildlife crime hotspots

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has restricted the use of general licences on four properties in two wildlife crime hotspots – one in Stirlingshire and one in the Borders – this week. The decision was made on […]

Aberdeenshire Gamekeeper convicted of snaring offences

An Aberdeenshire gamekeeper has been convicted of snaring offences which resulted in the death of a badger following a Scottish SPCA investigation. Warning image may cause upset. George Allan, 61, appeared for sentencing at Aberdeen Sheriff Court on Tuesday 3 November and was fined £600.


First ever Eastern Imperial Eagle seen in Malta

Sporting a satellite tracking device, the massive bird is thought to originate from a conservation project in Austria.

(Photo: Stephen Cilia) A rare Eastern Imperial Eagle has roosted in Malta last night in what constitutes the first ever record of the presence of this species on the Maltese Islands. […]

Ban Bloodsports on Ilkley Moor

Breaking News! Bradford Council to Implement Heather Cutting on Ilkley Moor!

Bradford Council‘s Environment Committee voted unanimously to explore and implement a heather conservation programme on Ilkley Moor consisting of cutting, at its meeting at City Hall last night. […]