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 […]

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

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 asap.

 

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For Sale: But What is happening at Langholm!!

Langholm Moor Site Map

It is few years ago that the 10 year Langholm project came to an end [2017 – https://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2018/06/16/whats-going-on-at-langholm/ ]

This left a pocket of money not spent due to all the 5 estate game keepers being removed from their jobs a year earlier. Come 2019 and still the […]

Two’s a crowd.

Watching Spring watch last night millions of viewers will have witnessed the unnecessary death of a Golden Eagle chick in Stirlingshire. It was filmed in a tree eyrie as part of a scientific test to see if new clear felling of Sitka Spruce would benefit food for eagles at large with the expected doubling of […]

RSPB Press Release today: Another Hen Harrier disappears in the Cairngorm National Park

RSPB Scotland are appealing for information following the sudden disappearance of a young hen harrier in an area notorious for bird of prey persecution.

The female harrier, named Marci, was satellite tagged as a chick in 2018 as part of the RSPB’s Hen Harrier LIFE project. She fledged from a nest on National Trust […]

Grouse shooting on Denton moor in Yorkshire will end

NG Bailey will end its grouse shooting lease on Denton Moor following lobbying by Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors.

It was announced yesterday, 21 March, by the leading engineering firm that its grouse shooting arrangements on the Denton Park Estate, Wharfedale, would be brought to an end.

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Why the Curlew is in decline on our uplands, and it has little if anything to do with predation by raptors.

The Curlew a declining food source leading to their decline

Richard Benyon MP is a British Conservative Party politician. He was first elected as the MP for Newbury in 2005 and was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In a Westminster […]

RSPB Press Release: 21 January 2019: Hen Harrier named ‘River’ disappears in suspicious circumstances.

The police and the RSPB are investigating the sudden disappearance of yet another satellite tagged hen harrier in North Yorkshire, the county with the worst reputation for bird of prey persecution.

The bird, named River, was one of several hen harrier chicks in England fitted with a satellite tag as part of the […]

Northampton Police press release (17 December 2018): Buzzard found shot.

Northampton Police press release (17 December 2018):

Buzzard shot in Sywell Country Park

Police officers are appealing for information after a buzzard was shot in Sywell Country Park.

The incident happened between 7am on Wednesday, November 28, and 8pm on Thursday, November 29, when a buzzard was found injured in the park having been shot. […]