Police Scotland are investigating the illegal trapping of a Buzzard near Auchintoul, Strathdearn.

Police Scotland can confirm that an investigation into the alleged illegal setting of traps to deliberately target birds of prey near Auchintoul, Strathdearn has been launched. Police were informed of an incident that occurred on 7 June 2017 where a buzzard was found after having been illegally trapped on the south slopes of Beinn Bhreac. […]

The battle to save our ‘Skydancers’.

The fight to save England’s Hen Harriers will be highlighted on Sunday 6th August at the fourth Hen Harrier day being held at Dunsop Bridge in the Forest of Bowland hosted by the North West Raptor Protection Group. Everyone interested in saving this iconic moorland species from imminent extinction is invited to […]

Moorland Gamekeepers using strategies preventing raptors from settling to breed.

In his latest video Terry Pickford highlights two effective but legal management strategies introduced on grouse moor estates in northern England designed to unsettle peregrines and hen harriers, preventing these species from settling to breed on moorland where red grouse are shot.

   

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Response from DEFRA regarding the use of Goodnature A24 trap

Following the a proposal that yet another trap was to be brought to Britain to kill unwanted species regarded as vermin by the shooting industry, we have attached below the response from DEFRA about this new device and its potential use. Their response is below

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Terry Pickford’s Secret Forest of Bowland

This location many years ago was once my very special jewel in the crown as far as the Forest of Bowland was concerned; well off the beaten track, away from the normal tourist trails, just a perfect isolated habitat to relax , watch and enjoy rare wildlife. In the early 1990’s I saw my first […]

Police involvement in the Forest of Bowland, but not in the way you would expect.

We would expect the police to have an interest in protecting wildlife and apprehending those people who set out to destroy protected species like the Hen Harrier and Peregrine, this story has exposed the reality of what the Lancashire Constabulary are really interested in protecting. In the last five years we have witnessed the loss […]

The Bowland Grouse Moor Tragedy by Terry Pickford

Yesterday the 8th September began as just a normal day for Terry Pickford and a film cameraman on their visit to heather moorland in the Forest of Bowland. Terry was filmed talking about this years appalling loss of Hen Harriers and Peregrines from the Bowland despite their protected status. Terry explained why in his opinion […]

Forest of Bowland Hen Harrier day just 6 days to go.

Only 6 days to go to our Hen Harrier Day at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. We need all the support we can muster next Sunday the 7th August. They have now killed all nesting Hen Harriers and Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland and on other […]

RSPB Press Release: Illegal Bird Traps discovered on Deeside grouse moor

RSPB Scotland has appealed for information following the discovery of illegally-set spring traps in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The conservation organisation has commended the actions of two members of the public who alerted it to a distressed bird caught in a trap they came across while out walking but is disappointed […]

Scottish Game Farmer convicted over the illegal use of a gin trap by his gamekeeper

Buzzard: A dog walker found the bird seriously injured in the trap.

A shooting magnate who runs one of the UK’s top hunting and stalking agencies has become the second estate manager in Scotland to be convicted for the crimes of his gamekeeper.

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