Bearded vulture captive breeding (for conservation): 47 eggs and counting – and the first chicks!

So far this year, a total of 30 pairs of bearded vultures in the captive breeding network have laid a total of 47 eggs – this compares with 58 eggs laid in total last year from 36 pairs. The first hatching happened last Saturday in the Guadalentin specialized captive breeding centre, managed by […]

Reward of £1000 offered as more birds of prey are illegally killed in the Peak District National Park

Derbyshire Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the illegal killing of two birds of prey near to Glossop, Derbyshire. A £1000 reward has been offered by the RSPB for information leading to a conviction.

After a 5 month period the Derbyshire police and RSPB are now […]

Now is the time for action if we are to save the Hen Harrier before it is too late. More articles & scientific papers seem to fall on deaf ears.

How many more articles and scientific papers are going to be written about the loss of Hen Harriers from our moorlands? Here is yet another one, this time from from North East Scotland – ‘The past, current and potential status of breeding Hen Harriers in North-east Scotland’ by Graham Rebecca, Brian Cosnette, Jim Craib, […]

Now is the time to move more Red Kites!

What a success story the Red Kite reintroduction has been for those lucky areas where these fantastic birds has taken place, with Chilterns, Dumfries and Galloway, Northampton and Yorkshire standing out as great successes. Then there are the ones like the Black Isle, Perthshire in Scotland, Gateshead and Grizedale in England where […]

Two Bald Eagles found shot to death in 1 Week in Southeast Missouri, USA

Two American Bald Eagles have each been found shot and killed in just 2 weeks, the second eagle was recovered in Southeast Missouri. Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Candice Davis told KFVS-TV (WATCH THE VIDEO)that an eagle’s body was recovered in Reynolds County on Friday 29 January. The first Bald Eagle discovered had been shot […]

Should the burning of heather moors be stopped?

At one end of the country, conservation groups are doing all they can to stop the burning of moors.

Challenging the grouse shooting estates, for example, the RSPB argues that “there is an urgent need to restore these landscapes by bringing an end to burning.”

Moorland last year ablaze in […]