Vote now Birders’ Choice Awards 2016

The annual awards are now open! Answer the 10 questions below to make your opinion count. The awards are completely anonymous, but if you want to be entered into the prize draw, please do include your email address – this won’t be used for anything else. Voting closes on 30 November.

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Lead poisoning and vultures: new scientific contributions

Lead poisoning is a well-known threat to vultures and other scavengers, and in certain species and areas it may even be a significant threat – the recovery of the Californian condor is mostly hampered by this threat, while in the Alps lead poisoning may be the most significant threat to bearded vultures currently (since […]

Juan José Sánchez Artés (1962-2016) – celebratory video

This short video celebrating the life and the achievements of Juan José Sánchez Artés, the president of the Black Vulture Conservation Foundation (BVCF) and of the Fundació Vida Silvestre Mediterrània (FVSM), and a member of the advisory board of the VCF, was broadcast to the hundreds of friends, family and colleagues present last […]

Ending cruelty to Scotland’s animals

Two things happened this week that will change the future of fox hunting in Scotland and, in turn, the rest of the UK. I wanted to share them with you because as a OneKind supporter, you’re helping make this happen.

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A staggering 750+ Egyptian vultures counted together in Oman last weekend – one of the highest counts ever of this species in the wintering grounds

Jens and Hanne Eriksen – who run the www.BirdsOman.com website – told us that last weekend they counted a staggering 750 Egyptian vultures in Oman: 640+ at Al Multaqa rubbish dump (near Muscat), and then another 100 at the bearch at Qurayyat later in the day. […]

Poisoned to extinction: a bold new approach to saving Africa’s vultures

Illegal wildlife poisoning can cause a chain reaction of disastrous effects in the environment, for example one poisoned elephant carcass can cause the death of up to 500 Critically Endangered vultures.

To prevent this from happening, a rapid response is needed. For the first time, an anti-poisoning training event is being held in […]

Defra: Hen Harrier manipulation proposals including brood interference

Posted below are the latest details of the proposed social science study, involving what is being termed by conservation interests as a ‘brood meddling trial’ for the restoration of Hen Harriers into parts of England which will begin next year.

The proposed detail has been submitted by Professor Steve Redpath (Aberdeen Uni […]

The Eagle Owl: Lord of the night video

The Eagle Owl is the most powerful nocturnal bird of prey on the Iberian Peninsula. Its great scope and versatility allows it to hunt on innumerable species and move silently in diverse ecosystems. For over ten years the eagle owl has been breeding in the Forest of Bowland, primarily on moorland owned by United […]

Natural England: Buzzard licensing applications

Natural England recently issued a licence permitting the control of up to 10 buzzards to prevent serious damage to young pheasants. Natural England is currently considering 4 further applications for a licence to control buzzards to prevent damage to livestock.

Natural England is committed to being as […]

Juan José Sánchez Artés (1962-2016)

Men say that time goes by. Time says that men go by. But some stay – and Juanjo will be one of them.

Juan José Sánchez Artés died last weekend of a heart attack. He was 54 years old, and spent half of his life fighting for vultures and for Mallorca´s biodiversity. He was […]