On going slaughter of birds of prey in Lombardy, Italy.

Shocking result of the hunting season in Lombardy, Italy: Since the beginning of the official hunting season in the middle of September, 40 shot birds of prey and owls have been taken to the rescue centre of our friends from the WWF in Valpredina (Bergamo / Northern Italy). 29 died: 8 kestrels, 7 buzzards, 5 […]

The Derbyshire Peak District. My autumn visit to a successful goshawk hotspot.

My early days in Derbyshire.

1947 in Derbyshire

As the second world war was coming to an end I first saw daylight when I was born in Glossop just two miles from the boundary of the soon to be formed Peak District National Park. I recall in my early […]

Another rare hen harrier goes missing

Northumberland Hen Harrier Protection Partnership

Friday 24 November 2017

Media release

Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier near Carlisle.

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Bird of prey killing widespread across Northern Ireland – Birds of prey victims of 11 incidents of wildlife crime recorded in two years.

57 birds of prey were confirmed victims of reckless or intentional criminal activity in Northern Ireland during the last eight years. The latest report detailing the illegal killing of Northern Ireland’s native birds of prey has been published by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime (PAW NI) and is available www.wildlifecrimeni.org. It […]

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following the loss of a hen harrier on Threshfield Moor.

North Yorkshire Police Press Release.

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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