Tawny owl and Short-eared owl found shot in the Derbyshire Peak District

RSPB Press Release

This is the latest in a catalogue of crimes against birds of prey, which is blackening the National Park’s reputation

Police are on the trail after two owls were found shot within the Peak District National Park this autumn.

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RSPB Scotland welcomes official SNP policy support for licensing shooting estates

RSPB press release:

RSPB Scotland welcomes official SNP policy support for licensing shooting estates. RSPB Scotland welcomes official SNP policy support for licensing shooting estates

Motion approved at National Council

A landmark decision by Scottish National Party (SNP) delegates to adopt officially a policy supporting licensing of driven grouse shooting estates has been welcomed by […]

Reintroduction of the Eurasian Lynx into England given the boot by Defra.

As expected the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Rt Hon Michael Gove, having taken advice from Natural England, has declined an application to reintroduce a small number of Eurasian Lynx into the Kielder Forest. This decision was always on the horizon as the proposal would not have been welcome […]

Police Press Release: Investigation launched after a Buzzard and a Hobby were killed by illegal traps on the Isle of Wight

A joint investigation has been launch by Isle of Wight Police and the RSPB after the birds, a buzzard and a hobby, were found with severed legs in woodland at Littletown, near Briddlesford.

The buzzard was found dead, with a missing foot, on March 14. The hobby — a small falcon similar to a […]

Five wildlife conservationists held by Iran could face the death penalty

Up to five conservation researchers accused of spying by the Iranian government could face the death penalty if convicted, according to multiple media reports.

Conservationists Niloufar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian, Houman Jowkar, Sepideh Kashani and Morad Tahbaz work with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation on the conservation of different wildlife species in Iran, […]