History was made today when Bradford Councillors vote to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Ilkley, UK – Bradford’s Labour Group voted overwhelmingly not to renew grouse shooting rights for Ilkley Moor, a move that has been strongly welcomed by wildlife campaigners.

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New paper: eggshell thickness from bearded vulture eggs from the Pyrenees decreased abruptly after 2004

Shell thickness of bearded vulture eggs from the period 1989 to 2012 (collected from nests after breeding failure and/or fledging) was compared with eggs collected from 1858 to 1911 (and now held in European museums) by Mauro Hernandez and colleagues. Their results, just published on Science of the […]

Two cinereous vultures found dead, presumably poisoned, in Dadia (Greece)

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 Species (CMS).

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Two griffons born in Amsterdam zoo transported to Sardinia to restock the wild population

Two young griffon vultures bred in captivity in Amsterdam Zoo will soon be released in Sardinia, as part of the LIFE Under Griffon Wings there.

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Judge at Preston Magistrates Court imposes reporting ban in case involving the killing of two peregrines on Bleasdale estate.

Following representation by the defence barrister Mr Justin Rouse QC, District Judge Goodwin direct, under the Contempt of Court Act 1981, Section 4(2), “no publication of preliminary interests“, due to what he described as “inappropriate reporting of the previous hearing“. District Judge Mrs D.J. Goodwin, has from today 10/01/2018 imposed a total reporting ban […]

29 eggs and counting – busy period in the bearded vulture captive breeding network!

By the 3rd of January a total of 29 eggs had been laid in the bearded vulture captive breeding network – managed by the VCF under the auspices of the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). This compares with 30 eggs laid last year on the same date. Most of the eggs have […]

Two important new strategies to protect Bowland’s Raptors in 2018

 

 

During the Christmas holidays members of the North West Raptor Protection Group have been working on a strategy to provide improved security at Forest of Bowland Peregrine nesting territories during the forthcoming 2018 season. Using funding provided by supporters of their on going GoFundMe campaign the group have now installed several state […]

Forest of Bowland peaceful occupation of a Grouse Moor to save our Hen Harriers from extermination, Sunday 12 August 2018.

The North West Raptor Protection Group invite you to join our peaceful occupation of a Forest of Bowland Grouse moor Sunday 12 August. Full details to follow. Please, it is very important to share this post far and wide if we are going to have any chance to saving our Hen Harriers.

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10 year old Spanish griffon vulture found dead in Bulgaria

First confirmation of an Iberian griffon vulture in the Balkans

Griffon vultures occurred once upon a time in all mountain ranges across the northern and southern Mediterranean, but local extirpations led to their regional or local extinction in many places and countries. […]

Top stories from 2017 from the Vulture Conservation Foundation.

The VCF website and social media channels bring you almost every day the latest news about the VCF projects, or vulture conservation in Eurasia. They are one of the best sources of information on Europe´s vultures – the charismatic bearded vulture, being reintroduced across Europe in several VCF projects, the declining Egyptian vulture, which […]