Satellite-Tracked Saker Falcon visiting Germany

It is among the aims of the project ‘LIFE13 NAT/HU/000183 RAPTORSPREYLIFE’ is to reveal more details about the predator-prey relation of two strictly protected bird of prey species – the saker falcon and the imperial eagle – and their prey species – most of all the suslik and the hamster – , as well as […]

Gamekeepers Disgraceful Wastage – surplus pheasant dumped.

 

This footage depicts the corpses of approximately 200 rotting pheasants, which had been shot before being dumped adjacent an open crow trap on a red grouse moor.

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Raptor Persecution UK Refuse the right to reply.

What would be the best solution, control Buzzards using licenced killing, or use a suitable non lethal device which does not harm the Buzzard?

BELOW ARE THE WORDS OF A GAMEKEEPER WHO PROTECTS GOSHAWKS ON THE ESTATE WHERE HE WORKS.

I am sure regular visitors to this website […]

135 pairs of Endangered Egyptian vultures in the Douro canyon Portugal

Photo: Bruno Berthémy/VCF

The results of the exhaustive breeding census of Egyptian vultures in the transboundary Douro canyon – done last summer by teams from the ICNF, the Portuguese nature conservation agency, and from the Arribes del Duero Natural Park, revealed that there are 135 pairs of Egyptian vultures along […]

Hen Harriers: Ghost Of Moorlands Past, by Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard

In current times, when we think of our biggest conservation issues in the UK, there are no doubt many that would come to mind. Badgers and TB, fox hunting and the preservation of the red squirrel will be on the lips of many. For me however, there is another, which springs to mind: the […]

News from the LIFE Re vultures – griffon and black vultures from the Rodopes-Dadia area (Bulgaria/Greece) tracked

A total of 7 griffon vultures – four adults and three young – and 11 black vultures have been fitted in the last few months by the LIFE Re Vultures team with tags, to study their dispersal and movements, and identify threats.

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Female Goshawk (in real time & slow motion) hunting ducks and waders along Bowland river.

Published on Jan 6, 2017

The goshawk has never been a common species within Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland for one main reason, persecution. In the mid 1990’s although goshawks were regularly observed throughout a number of seasons above the forest canopy undertaking their aerial courtship display at three separate forest locations, these pairs […]

To continue Killing Buzzards by licence, or instead use a non lethal method to move them on. Why should this be a dilemma?

Some of our readers may have noticed that for some unknown reason Raptor Politics was verbally attacked by another web site for suggesting a radical non lethal solution to the licensed killing of buzzards. What is more worrying, it is a web site which claims to be trying to protect birds of prey! When […]

Three buzzards shot in Somerset, one dead two survive

More sad and disappointing news just 5 days into the New Year with 3 Buzzards reported shot in three separate incidents in Somerset. Two of the Buzzards are now receiving treatment for their injuries at an RSPCA hospital centre, sadly the third Buzzard has died of its injuries. The police are […]

Bearded vultures in our captive breeding network kept laying eggs during Xmas and new Year!

While most of us took some time off to celebrate Christmas or New Year, our captive bearded vultures kept their human keepers busy monitoring their breeding, which is now in full swing. Three eggs were laid on Christmas eve – in Yerevan and Ostrava zoos, and in the bearded vulture captive breeding center in […]