Human persecution still a threat to Himalayan bearded vultures

We have recently received the above photos from our colleague Tulsi Subedi, who is researching bearded vultures in the Himalayas. Tulsi had seen this brutal picture posted in social media last December. The photo was taken in Bajura district, in far-western remote mountainous area of Nepal.

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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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We regret to report yet another Peregrine recovered shot

Yes there can be no doubts the laws designed to protect our so called ‘Protected’ raptors are not worth the paper they are written upon. We are reporting today that another peregrine, this time an immature female, was found injured with a shot gun pellet lodged in her right shoulder (see attached x-ray) recovered […]

Campaign launched by Lytham St Annes citizen to install webcam at peregrine nest

Following the tragic death of the female peregrine falcon (one of a pair) which occurred at St Thomas’s church in St Anne’s recently, the North West Raptor Protection Group received approval from the church to install a CCTV surveillance system over looking the car park below the perch where the dead falcon was recovered on […]

Buzzard shot: North Yorkshire Police issued the following press release.

North Yorkshire Police are investigating an incident in which a Buzzard was shot in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

A dead buzzard was found on 1 February 2017 in an area called High Skelding, near the village of Grantley It was in a small coniferous plantation close to where the Ripon Rowel footpath […]

Human Disturbance likely cause for the failure of Bowland Peregrine nest in 2016

   

In the above video, Terry Pickford talks about his concern at the failure and abandonment in April 2016 of potentially the Forest of Bowland’s only occupied Peregrine Falcon territory. Terry highlights the possible cause be believes resulted in the desertion of the territory, the only occupied nest he was aware of in the […]

Terry Pickford: Shot Peregrine TV Interview: 6pm tonight 21/02/2017

Terry Pickford holding the shot Peregrine he recovered from Lancashire Church last week.

Terry Pickford talks to That’s Lancashire TV, Freeview, Channel 7 tonight at 6pm where he provides more detail about the recovery of the shot Peregrine Falcon from the church in St Anne’s Lancashire. Terry explains […]

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 […]

Our GoFundMe campaign in support of the Peregrine Falcon.

If all our Twitter followers would each donate just £5 in support of this worthy cause the campaign target would easily be met. I urge each and every one of you to please consider what we are trying our best to achieve. Thank You all so much. Terry Pickford, North West Raptor Protection Group.

Fury after Peregrine Falcon found shot dead at Lancashire Church.

Sadly incidents of illegal killing of England’s ‘protected’ birds of prey, whether on Red Grouse moors or in the urban environment are increasing despite what our present Prime Minister is telling the public in Parliament. Conveniently Mrs. May has overlooked the fact that the Hen Harrier did not breed last year on any grouse […]