The Chairman of the Forest of Bowland AONB speaks out about the persecution of Birds of Prey,

At last someone in authority has joined the North West Raptor Protection Group in speaking out about the wide scale persecution of birds of prey that has been taking place in the Forest of Bowland for at least five decades. We are pleased to republish the statement made on the 7th November by the Chair […]

Raptor persecution a falling trend according to Tim Bonner,Countryside Alliance Chief Executive

I have been involved with the protection and conservation of raptors for over 47 years, in all that time I have never had the misfortune to read an article filled with such misinformation, untruths and falsehoods as written by Tim Bonner, read the attached article published by the Countryside Alliance 3rd November. Mr Bonner says […]

GoFundMe campaign brings hope for Peregrine Falcons in the Forest of Bowland.

North West Raptor Protection Group members

I would like to share this image taken in the Dunsop Valley this weekend showing the North West Raptor Protection Group members with their new bicycles which have been funded by our GoFundMe campaign. These bicycles allow members to travel along moorland tracks […]

Police search for Satellite-tagged hen harrier which disappeared on grouse moor in Yorkshire Dales National Park

North Yorkshire Police in cooperation with Natural England have been searching today on a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales National Park where they believe a satellite-tagged hen harrier has gone missing. The reason for so many officers on site is that there was a large area to search and one of our force priorities […]

‘What pleasure do they get out of this?’ – dog walker discovers several dead birds

Four buzzards along with other birds have been found dead in a Lincolnshire village.

A dog walker is becoming increasingly worried about the welfare of wildlife after making the alarming discovering of several dead birds.

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Killing of a bearded vulture in Spain – suspects identified!

Late last year one of the bearded vultures released in the reintroduction project in Andalucia – a young male, was found shot in the Albacete province in Spain. […]

Buzzard shot in Hertfordshire

Press release from Hertfordshire Police, 26 September 2017:

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) are appealing for witnesses and information after a buzzard was found seriously injured.

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Animal cruelty offenders to face increased penalties, from 6 months to 5 years in prison by 2018

Five-year jail terms for animal cruelty crimes are planned by Michael Gove as offenders continue to get off lightly he claims. Well we know all about that don’t we?

The Environment Secretary wants max term of six months increased dramatically to five years in prison, the new legislation should be on the statute books by […]

Forest of Bowland Gamekeeper from the Bleasdale estate denies killing two peregrines

Yesterday 28th September was a landmark day in Bowland’s dark history of ongoing raptor killing, when Mr James Hartley a 34 year old gamekeeper from the Bleasdale estate appeared in the dock at Preston Magistrates Court facing nine charges relating to the alleged killing of two peregrine falcons in April 2016 on the estate where […]

Members of the North West Raptor Group installing new Peregrine platform on St Annes church tower.

You will recall that on 21st February of this year we posted a blog detailing the recovery of a shot adult female Peregrine, one of a breeding pair, from the outside of the tower on St Thomas Church in St Annes. The corpse of the female Peregrine was removed from the rain guttering where she […]