Griffon vultures die electrocuted in the Italian Eastern Alps

As the recently approved Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (MsAP) – a blueprint of role world conservation across Eurasia -, electrocution is an important threat to vultures (and other species) worldwide. […]

A recently fledged satellite tagged Italian Peregrine Falcon found buried after being shot.

A recently fledged immature Satellite tagged Peregrine Falcon found Shot after being buried in the Regional Park along the Alcantara River, north of Mount Etna, Sicily.

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Anti-poisoning dog unit from LIFE Grifone key to first ever judicial prosecution of a large-scale poisoning incident in Sardinia

Poison is the main threat to vultures worldwide, as identified in the Vulture multi-Species Action Plan, a comprehensive strategic document that highlights priority for action for the conservation of 15 species of old world´s vultures, and that was recently adopted by the signatories of the Convention for Migratory […]

The status of Egyptian Vulture in Armenia – 50 + pairs

Details about the distribution and population size of the Egyptian vulture in Armenia have recently been published in the Atlas on Breeding Birds of Armenia, a project led by Armenian NGO Armenian Bird Census TSE.

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On going slaughter of birds of prey in Lombardy, Italy.

Shocking result of the hunting season in Lombardy, Italy: Since the beginning of the official hunting season in the middle of September, 40 shot birds of prey and owls have been taken to the rescue centre of our friends from the WWF in Valpredina (Bergamo / Northern Italy). 29 died: 8 kestrels, 7 buzzards, 5 […]

The Derbyshire Peak District. My autumn visit to a successful goshawk hotspot.

My early days in Derbyshire.

1947 in Derbyshire

As the second world war was coming to an end I first saw daylight when I was born in Glossop just two miles from the boundary of the soon to be formed Peak District National Park. I recall in my early […]

New Grouse moor management review group announced yesterday by the Scottish Government

New group to focus on sustainability of driven-grouse moors.

Membership of an independent group to ensure grouse moor management practices are sustainable and legally compliant has been confirmed.

The new group will be led by Professor Alan Werrity, who previously chaired a Scottish Natural Heritage review into sustainable moorland management. It […]

Another rare hen harrier goes missing

Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership

Friday 24 November 2017

Media release

Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier near Carlisle.

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Bird of prey killing widespread across Northern Ireland – Birds of prey victims of 11 incidents of wildlife crime recorded in two years.

57 birds of prey were confirmed victims of reckless or intentional criminal activity in Northern Ireland during the last eight years. The latest report detailing the illegal killing of Northern Ireland’s native birds of prey has been published by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime (PAW NI) and is available www.wildlifecrimeni.org. It […]

A Once in a Lifetime capture.

During a wildlife excursion on the Isle of Mull this Autumn we observed a ‘once in a lifetime’ natural spectacle. It was mid-afternoon and we were travelling west alongside one of Mull’s many sea lochs, which indent the island greatly. I was scanning the terraced skyline and spotted a large bird of prey stooping down […]