Hen Harrier update: no excuses for lack of Harriers as shown by Langholm

Having read Mark Avery’s review of Martin Harper’s (RSPB) mid-season Hen Harrier update for England, the RSPB speaking softly and left the stick at home, you may may begin to understand why there are few Hen Harriers left to protect on England’s uplands; they continue to be persecuted with impunity. As always Mark’s words are […]

Norwegian Parliament gives green light to pilot project to trap golden eagle

After debate Monday by the Norwegian Parliament members voted in a majority for the pilot project, aiming to give permission to trap golden eagle on the Fosen peninsula and in Troms.

PHOTO: KJARTAN TRANA / NRK

The pilot project which gives permission to trap golden eagles at […]

Goshawk nest fails in suspicious circumstances in Peak District Peak National Park

Female Goshawk feeding her 4 chicks at a nest in Derbyshire Peak District. The photographer caught a local gamekeeper below the nest with a loaded shot gun. When challenged the keeper replied I thought you were not in the hide today!

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Linking bearded vultures from the Alps to the Pyrenees: two young bearded vultures will be released tomorrow in a new site in the Baronnies

As part of its programme to restore the bearded vulture across Europe, the VCF and its partners have been very busy releasing young bearded vultures, hatched in captivity within the bearded vulture captive breeding network coordinated by the VCF, in several sites across four mountain ranges – Alps, […]

Another osprey killed by a wind turbine in Scotland

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June 2, 2016

Scotland: one kill they couldn’t hide

Another osprey killed by a wind turbine in Scotland

A pair of ospreys built a nest on this mothballed wind turbine at Cape Vincent, NY, USA. They are naturally attracted to tall structures, even man-made.