We are looking at results from Israel where natural predators are stopping the use of poison in farm crops and buildings which has been studied for over 15 years. So why are there no similar schemes in Britain? Instead our wildlife is slowly being poisoned by secondary poisoning! Watch this pioneering video and make up […]
The bald eagle shown below was one of 13 found dead on a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. (Maryland Natural Resources Police) by Dana Hedgpeth and Julie Zauzmer February 22 at 7:54 PM. The Thirteen bald eagles found dead near a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore may have been poisoned, authorities say, in the largest […]
You may think that bird species of the Least [conservation] Concern on the European Red List of Birds are not threatened because of the name of the category they are in. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t face serious, often man-made threats to their survival that must be addressed.
A White-tailed Eagle found poisoned […]
Derbyshire Police and the RSPB warning after two dead Buzzards were found dead. The forces wildlife officer and the RSPB are reminding public to use rodent poisons correctly after two protected raptors were killed after digesting them.
Results of tests on a red kite found dead by the road near Castle Douglas have revealed that it was poisoned. The bird of prey was found in January, assumed having been hit by a car. Now Police Scotland say tests carried out on blue/green material in the gullet of the bird show it ingested […]
In 2013 a male Barn Owl, with two females (bigamy) and 17 nestlings that fledged, out of the 20 eggs that were laid in an abandoned waterhole on the Judean Plain. As far as we know, this is the first documented case in Israel and perhaps in the world. The breeding cycle and the photographs […]
The inappropriate use of rodenticides (containing anticoagulants) are one of the greatest potential threats to raptor species at the present time. A species at particular risk was highlighted by events in Scotland two years ago when 10 red kites were poisoned by rodenticides. It is appropriate we feel to make a separate reference to two […]
Barn owls are under threat after four successive years of unusual weather, with long winters, cold springs and wet summers. Ornithologists say 2013 will be viewed as the worst year ever recorded for one of Britain’s favourite farmland birds. They fear that there are now fewer than 1,000 breeding pairs of […]
This issue of the Newsletter highlights two landmarks reached by the Yorkshire Red Kite Project. Firstly, Issue 14 recorded that there had been 94 territorial pairs of kites located in Yorkshire in 2012. Details of 6 further pairs have since been received, bringing the total number of confirmed territorial pairs in 2012 to exactly 100. […]
US Pesticide manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser yesterday formally appealed the January 30 action by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking a federal ban on the sale of 12 d-CON mouse and rat poison products.