Scotland: Sea eagle scaring plan to protect farmers’ lambs

NEW “scaring techniques” could be used to stop Scotland’s largest bird of prey hunting lambs. With an 8ft wingspan, sea eagles are so large they are nicknamed “flying barn doors”.

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Bearded vultures – and the LIFE GYP CONNECT– on the big screen – and in your living room

The tv channel ARTE – available on many cable packages – will air a spectacular documentary on the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Pre-Alps and the Grands Causses, and our own project LIFE GYPCONNECT, this Saturday 19th November at 20h (Central European Time), in the programme 360° GEO.

BirdLife reveals the migratory routes and wintering areas of the Booted Eagle.

Presented today the Migration and Spatial Ecology of the Spanish population of booted eagle , second monograph of the Migra program , developed by SEO / BirdLife with the collaboration of the Fundación Iberdrola España. To carry out the study, 21 eagles have been marked with GPS and more than 83,000 locations have been […]

4 Black vultures – and a potential bearded vulture – crossing the Gibraltar strait to Africa!

4 Black vultures – and a potential bearded vulture – crossing the Gibraltar strait to Africa!

Last Friday was one of those days in Gibraltar – 4 black vultures (see photo), 2700 griffon vultures, one Spanish Imperial eagle and a mysterious raptor – that some say could be a bearded vulture – were counted […]

Scottish Gamekeepers Association are now blaming wind turbines for the deaths of birds of prey.

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association said that its members had too often been blamed for the disappearance of golden eagles, and other rare raptors in Scotland, claiming turbines had been responsible for a number of the deaths.

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has now claimed wind farms are responsible for […]

Raising the Eagle Standard

5 countries, 11 partners (including 4 BirdLife partners, 4 governmental organisations and an energy company), 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – Pannon Eagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia.

The Chairman of the Forest of Bowland AONB speaks out about the persecution of Birds of Prey,

At last someone in authority has joined the North West Raptor Protection Group in speaking out about the wide scale persecution of birds of prey that has been taking place in the Forest of Bowland for at least five decades. We are pleased to republish the statement made on the 7th November by the Chair […]

Raptor persecution a falling trend according to Tim Bonner,Countryside Alliance Chief Executive

I have been involved with the protection and conservation of raptors for over 47 years, in all that time I have never had the misfortune to read an article filled with such misinformation, untruths and falsehoods as written by Tim Bonner, read the attached article published by the Countryside Alliance 3rd November. Mr Bonner says […]

Indian courts ban multi-dose vials of Diclofenac – another step in the right direction to save Southern Asia’s vultures from extinction

The terrible consequences of the widespread use of Diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory veterinary drug) to treat domestic cattle in the Indian subcontinent have been largely discussed and documented since the mysterious declines of vulture populations (between 95-99% in less than 20 years) and Diclofenac were linked for the first time in […]

New study pinpoints birds of prey as hardest hit by wind farms

A new study has revealed which bird and bat species are most at risk of collision with wind turbines, with birds of prey and migratory birds coming top of the list. This research is the first to take a global view of the problem, and pinpoints some possible solutions to allow birds, bats and wind […]