Cinereous vulture tagged and released back to the wild in Jordan

 

We have recently written about the first ever cinereous vulture which was tagged in Jordan – we now a nice video done by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan about this (see above).

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Fred’s suspicious disappearance brings about problems for the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project.

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The suspected killing of Fred the young Golden Eagle could not have come at a worse time. This is because the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project is about to attempt to re-establish Golden Eagles back into the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. Not only did Fred hatch at an eyrie in the […]

Police crackdown on North Yorkshire bird of prey killings

Police have joined forces with wildlife experts to combat bird of prey killings in the county with the UK’s worst record for attacks.

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Mystery deepens over the suspicious disappearance of Fred the young Golden Eagle

A young golden eagle is thought to have been killed over the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and its body dumped in the North Sea. A young Golden Eagle named Fred raised last year in the only successful eyrie in the Scottish borders, has mysteriously disappeared after the satellite tag fitted to the eaglet before it […]

Walshaw moor: Intensively managed for red grouse, while habitat legislation ignored.

 

Hebden Bridge resident Ros talks about about the impact of having a moor with grouse shooting near her home, as part of the preparation for our film, “Grouse shooting: Unnatural. Uncontrolled. Unkind.” You can watch the full film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RROGO…. Grouse moor owners, supported by millions of pounds of taxpayer subsidies, brutally kill […]

THE SEA EAGLE MANAGEMENT PLAN – A SHAMBLES

We reported previously on the Sea Eagle Management Plan in Scotland and this is the latest update.

Instead of protecting the nests of the Sea-Eagle, Scottish Natural Heritage are issuing licenses to cut nesting trees down to prevent breeding taking place.

We understand that in Argyll, Forestry Commission Scotland felled […]

A third Buzzard found dead in west Lancashire in last two years.

The dead Buzzard removed from a hedge in west Lancashire Friday 9/02/2018

A chance discovery made last Friday by a member of the North West Raptor Group led to the location of a third dead Buzzard in the same general area near Preston where, in the last 3 years, two […]

Bearded vulture Roc Genèse is in Buseu,in Catalonia !

Roc Genèse, the first wild bearded vulture nestling ever tagged in the French pre-Pyrenees, is now in Buseu, in Catalonia – where a local NGO is promoting wildlife watching and socio-economic development based on vulture watching (see http://buseu.es/en/ ). There is a vulture watching observatory in there, associated with a supplementary feeding station, that […]

When age does not matter – 48 years old bearded vulture is still breeding

Vultures are long lived birds, and in captivity some birds may reach a very respectable age, around 50 years. Now, a 48-year-old male in the bearded vulture captive breeding networks is breeding – with a new mate too.

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Good news from the Alps – early start of the breeding season and already two new pairs of bearded vultures!

While the captive bearded vultures are keeping us really busy, their wild cousins are also breeding across European mountains. The first egg in the wild was registered one month later than the first clutch in captivity (Haringsee, 20.11.2017) – our Italian colleagues reported that the breeding pair in […]