Admissibility of crucial evidence, Bleasdale gamekeeper, Preston Magistrates Court.

Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 28-03-2018 at Preston Magistrates Court the ongoing case involving the prosecution of gamekeeper Mr.James Hartley, employed by the Bleasdale shooting estate, Lancashire, was convened for the fourth time. Mr. Hartley is charged with 9 offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, including the alleged killing of a […]

Escaped Bald Eagle on the loose in Preston, Lancashire

Hi the Bald Eagle has left Haslam Park, he has been spottted in Masonwood Fulwood, Please keep liking and sharing as it is obviously not wild and may not survive without proper care. This is a photo taken this afternoon in haslam Park. We need to trace the owner, possibly escaped from the Skipton bird […]

Red Kite found dead on Ilkley moor

The red kite featured in the three attached images was found dead yesterday (19-03-2018) on Ilkley moor by a walker. The incident has now been reported to the appropriate organisation who have arranged to collect the corpse later this morning and send the body for toxicology examination. At this point […]

Prosecution of Forest of Bowland gamekeeper.

On Wednesday 14 March a third hearing of this case took place under the direction of a Judge at Preston Magistrates court. Wednesdays hearing was convened to debate the admissibility or otherwise of evidence in respect to this important prosecution. Just to remind everyone the gamekeeper had been charged with 9 offences under the Countryside […]

BBC One Inside Out: Catch Up: Disappearances of Peregrines from Derbyshire White-Peak.

This ground nest was subjected to a robbery when the two larger female chicks were removed from the nest at 3 weeks old.

Now available for a limited period watch this broadcast on BBC One Catch Up

The Inside Out programme broadcast last night can be accessed on Catch Up by […]

Live webcams 5th Update: 2nd Pair of White-tailed Eagle lays first egg today

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, Latvia live webcam above.

To activate the feed to the live webcam in Latvia, click on the red diamond in the centre of the image.

First egg laid today 24-03-2018 by Latvian pair of White-tailed Eagles. Female stands sentinel on nest.

Estonia, live webcam […]

More bad news from Africa – 87 vultures poisoned to death in Mozambique

Only one week ago we reported on the latest mass-poisoning of vultures in Africa, when 75 vultures and 6 lions were found poisoned in Tanzania. Barely 7 days later, and one day after the world marked the world wildlife day, we are saddened to report […]

New paper: Antibiotics found in carcasses left in vulture supplementary feeding sites in Portugal

Antibiotics have been beneficial for human and animal health. However, an excessive use in livestock and a deficient management of the carcasses that are deposited in supplementary feeding sites can lead to adverse effects in the scavengers that ingest them, as some antibiotics can have adverse impacts on vultures.

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Cyprus: Marsh Harrier shot with arrow

Birds of prey falling victims to reckless behaviours

It’s always disheartening to see birds fall victim to wildlife crime, especially when these birds of prey are born to reign the skies. In the last months a series of illegal bird killing incidents have come to our attention with victims including two Bonelli’s Eagles, a […]

Another Hen Harrier ‘Marc’ goes missing

Durham Constabulary and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier near Middleton-in-Teesdale. The harrier, named Marc, was one of a nest of two chicks tagged as part of the EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE+ project in July this year from a nest in the […]