Guest blog – Bowland: crimes against nature by Eleanor Upstill-Goddard.

Eleanor is a wildlife conservationist and raptor enthusiast from Northumberland with an MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management from Newcastle University.

She indulges her passion for wildlife through photography and writing.

Twitter: @DaisyEleanorug

We have all heard of the expression ‘to turn a blind eye’, meaning to pretend that a particular act […]

The end of Langholm part 2. Will there ever be a part 3?

The end of August 2017 sees the end of a 10 year programme to make Langholm moor a biodiverse area along with Red Grouse shooting. Red Grouse shooting never took place as the bar was set too high. Red Grouse shooting could have taken place but there was a large element against it as […]

DEFRA & Scottish Government policy teams investigating changes to trap legislation.

You will most likely not aware that there are changes on the horizon for the use of Fenn traps in the UK because they are no longer considered humane for use on some fur-bearing species. The details in brief can be viewed on the attached Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust website.

The user of these […]

Deven Police appeal for witnesses after male Peregrine found poisoned

Deven Police Officers are investigating an incident after being contacted by staff at Glendinning Quarry in Ashburton, Devon, on Tuesday 15 August, following reports of an injured Peregrine Falcon. The falcon had been located on the floor of the quarry which is home to a breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons.

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The beauty of vultures, the extremely important ecosystem services they provide, and the danger of veterinary diclofenac – on tv

An excellent TV reportage on vultures – including some great footage of Pyrenean bearded vultures eating bones – has been recently aired in the German tv channel 1 Das Erste – you can see it here Our colleagues Antoni Margalida and Jordi Canut – who is leading the […]

Protesters in their thousands descend on Westminster today calling for end to grouse shooting on Inglorious Twelfth

Ashamed and very angry citizens from across our country gathered in front of Westminster in their thousands (today 12th August 2017) to voice their concerns at the killing of wildlife, including Hen Harriers on red grouse moorland. The Tory Government should be totally ashamed at the blatant disregard for our wildlife. The killing must stop, […]

Man faces 1,5 years in prison and a $115,000 fine for killing a California Condor last year

Matthew Gumz is now facing criminal charges after he allegedly killed a rare California condor – one of the rarest bird species in the world. If found guilty, Gumz faces 1,5 years in prison and a $115,000 fine for violation of the Endangered Species Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation.

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North Yorkshire Police investigating the persecution of a pair of breeding Marsh Harriers.

The above Video was released by the RSPB.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating an incident in which men disturbed a pair of marsh harriers nesting on moorland north of Denton, near Ilkley, in Wharfedale.

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Video Diary of Hen Harrier Day, Dunsop Bridge, Forest of Bowland. 2017

We have at last managed to upload our Forest of Bowland Hen Harrier Day video diary in 3 separate parts. Each video attached below can be viewed individually allowing you to come back to the 2nd and 3rd video as and when you choose to do so.

Hen Harrier Day 2017, Dunsop Bridge, Forest of […]

American Bald Eagles taking a bath

Taking a bath can be one of the more relaxing things in life – even for bald eagles. Pausing briefly to give us a curious look, the eagle dipped its head into the cool water and fluffed out its feathers, sending droplets in all directions.

Birds of all sizes seem to enjoy time in the […]