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.

[…]

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. […]

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.

[…]

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 […]

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 […]

North Yorkshire Police and RSPB investigate the disappearance of another hen harrier, this time lost Nr Hutton-le-Hole.

A joint North Yorkshire Police and RSPB investigation has been launched into the sudden disappearance of a hen harrier named Arthur.

The rare bird of prey had been tracked by the RSPB via a lightweight satellite tag since it hatched in the Peak District during the summer.

Arthur is one of more than […]