Rhino poacher sentenced to 18 years in prison

A court in Malawi has convicted and sentenced a rhino poacher to 18 years in prison for killing an adult female black rhinoceros. Two of his accomplices were also handed sentences of ten and eight years each. The recent 18-year sentence might serve as a deterrent to would-be poachers, some experts say.

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Great for Spain’s wildlife but look what we have to put up with!!

The Duke of Westminster owns and leases land in Spain for shooting which is the home for the endangered Iberian lynx together with several nesting pairs of Spanish Imperial Eagles, and rated as the best protected area in Europe for endangered wildlife. But back in Britain where the Duke owns several Red Grouse moors in […]

GoFundMe campaign brings hope for Peregrine Falcons in the Forest of Bowland.

North West Raptor Protection Group members

I would like to share this image taken in the Dunsop Valley this weekend showing the North West Raptor Protection Group members with their new bicycles which have been funded by our GoFundMe campaign. These bicycles allow members to travel along moorland tracks […]

Scottish Government’s reply in response to a question about Licensing of Shooting estates and lead shot.

Earlier today Raptor Politics received the attached information from one of our supporters he received from the Scottish Government Government replying to his email 7 September 2017 sent to Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change. Roseanna Cunningham had been asked to clarify what the Scottish Government were […]

Police search for Satellite-tagged hen harrier which disappeared on grouse moor in Yorkshire Dales National Park

North Yorkshire Police in cooperation with Natural England have been searching today on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park where they believe a satellite-tagged hen harrier has gone missing. The reason for so many officers on site is that there was a large area to search and one of our force priorities […]

‘What pleasure do they get out of this?’ – dog walker discovers several dead birds

Four buzzards along with other birds have been found dead in a Lincolnshire village.

A dog walker is becoming increasingly worried about the welfare of wildlife after making the alarming discovering of several dead birds.

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Event to support the motion to ban hunting on National Trust land

Online and postal voting for the National Trust AGM has now closed. But it’s not over yet.The AGM will take place next Saturday 21st September at the STEAM museum in Swindon, just around the corner from the National Trust HQ. We will be there to show support for the motion and those that are […]

Mammal Society joins appeal to safeguard mountain hare populations in Scotland

The Mammal Society has joined a coalition of ten environmental and outdoor organisations calling for action by the Scottish Government to introduce urgent safeguards for mountain hare populations. Mountain hares are indigenous to Britain, unlike rabbits and brown hares, which were introduced by the Romans. Almost all of the British population is found in Scotland, […]

Killing of a bearded vulture in Spain – suspects identified!

Late last year one of the bearded vultures released in the reintroduction project in Andalucia – a young male, was found shot in the Albacete province in Spain. […]

Griffon vultures shot in Armenia – parts of the Caucasus and the Middle East continues to be a sink for vultures and other soaring birds

The indiscriminate, widespread and intense killing of vultures, eagles and other birds – now fortunately rare in Europe, continues unabated in other areas, namely in the Middle East, Central Central Asia and the Caucasus – unfortunately illegal hunting is still rampant in some areas, with a strong impact on some populations.

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