Admissibility of crucial evidence, Bleasdale gamekeeper, Preston Magistrates Court.

Yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 28-03-2018 at Preston Magistrates Court the ongoing case involving the prosecution of gamekeeper Mr.James Hartley, employed by the Bleasdale shooting estate, Lancashire, was convened for the fourth time. Mr. Hartley is charged with 9 offences under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, including the alleged killing of a […]

Prosecution of Forest of Bowland gamekeeper.

On Wednesday 14 March a third hearing of this case took place under the direction of a Judge at Preston Magistrates court. Wednesdays hearing was convened to debate the admissibility or otherwise of evidence in respect to this important prosecution. Just to remind everyone the gamekeeper had been charged with 9 offences under the Countryside […]

More bad news from Africa – 87 vultures poisoned to death in Mozambique

Only one week ago we reported on the latest mass-poisoning of vultures in Africa, when 75 vultures and 6 lions were found poisoned in Tanzania. Barely 7 days later, and one day after the world marked the world wildlife day, we are saddened to report […]

Cyprus: Marsh Harrier shot with arrow

Birds of prey falling victims to reckless behaviours

It’s always disheartening to see birds fall victim to wildlife crime, especially when these birds of prey are born to reign the skies. In the last months a series of illegal bird killing incidents have come to our attention with victims including two Bonelli’s Eagles, a […]

Another Hen Harrier ‘Marc’ goes missing

Durham Constabulary and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier near Middleton-in-Teesdale. The harrier, named Marc, was one of a nest of two chicks tagged as part of the EU-funded Hen Harrier LIFE+ project in July this year from a nest in the […]

Justice for Hen Harriers!

We need your support to challenge the English government to do more, and do the right things, for a persecuted bird, the Hen Harrier.

Hen Harriers are wonderful birds which are in danger of disappearing from England. The reason is simple: illegal persecution on grouse moors (because they eat Red Grouse that […]

Police crackdown on North Yorkshire bird of prey killings

Police have joined forces with wildlife experts to combat bird of prey killings in the county with the UK’s worst record for attacks.

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Mystery deepens over the suspicious disappearance of Fred the young Golden Eagle

A young golden eagle is thought to have been killed over the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and its body dumped in the North Sea. A young Golden Eagle named Fred raised last year in the only successful eyrie in the Scottish borders, has mysteriously disappeared after the satellite tag fitted to the eaglet before it […]

More Andean condors poisoned in Colombia, while Carbofuran confirmed in Argentina

At the same time that the results of the toxicological analysis from 34 Andean condors found poisoned in Argentina some weeks ago was revealed – indicating carbofuran had been used, colleagues in Colombia found two more Andean condors dead – in a country where there are only 100 left in the wild (see photo). […]

The “silent killer” decimates Andean condors in Argentina – at least 34 poisoned in the mountains of Mendoza

The Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (Vulture MsAP), approved recently in the conference of the parties of the Convention for Migratory Species – a global strategic blueprint identifying priorities and actions to conserve 15 species of old world vultures – says it clearly: (illegal) poison with poisoned baits (often against predators of […]