A call for support from the RSPB by John Armitage.

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John Armitage former Regional RSPB Officer Forest of Bowland

It’s some little time since I put out an entry on this Blog. There are good reasons for this as it happens , but the explanations can wait as the topic below demands […]

The Langholm Moor Working Group are working on a community land buyout to make nature reserve.

Langholm Moor Nature Reserve: Community Land Buy-Out

The Langholm Moor Working Group are working on a community land buy out to establish the Langholm Moor Nature Reserve to benefit the local people, nature conservation & tourism. [airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Langholm-Moor-Web1.jpg” alt=”Langholm-Moor-Web” class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-24667″ ] […]

Scottish Courts: Sentencing wildlife criminals a complete shambles..

This Guardian story below is now over 4 years old, however it highlights the inconsistencies and shambles in Scottish Courts when sentencing wildlife criminals today. In 2015 George Mutch gamekeeper was sentenced to 4 months in prison by Aberdeen Sheriff Court after being found guilty of 4 charges, including setting stares hitting a goshawk over […]

Driven Grouse Shooting must be brought to an end. See some of the reason why below.

There are sufficient reasons depicted by the images below, including Chris Packham’s video, why we should all sign the ongoing petition calling for the banning of Driven Grouse shooting in England. We would ask each of you to please take a few moment to sign and share the petition to your friends to […]

International consortium to strengthen global action on combating wildlife crime

PRESS ADVISORY International consortium to strengthen global action on combating wildlife crime

Geneva,15 August 2019 – The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) will host three high-profile events at this month’s CITES conference to draw attention to activities for enabling authorities to effectively respond to wildlife crime and the organized crime groups behind […]

Check out the Bird Fair, visit John Miles on stand 14 in the Wild Zone

Check out the Bird Fair this year with ‘Chick Books‘ run by John Miles sponsoring the children’s section called the ‘Wild Zone’. John has worked with Birds of Prey most of his life, and was employed by the RSPB for many years as their warden on the Society’s Geltsdale reserve in the Northern Pennines.

Imature Golden Eagle photographed with spring trap attached to one or both feet.

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The image clearly shows a spring trap attached to the eagles foot of feet.

Hearing appalling news via @policescotland about a young golden eagle, photographed near Crathie, Aberdeenshire, flying around with a spring trap clamped round its leg. Pls report any sightings to Police […]