Should the Government ban Driven Grouse Shooting for this year due to the Virus?

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May is here and for some reason large numbers of Grouse moor game keepers have been working all through the ‘Corona Shut Down’! Is this what the government meant by ‘essential work’? Well, of course, the reason is now clear – removal of Birds of Prey. […]

Raptor Killings, major breakthrough in Pakistan

We have learned today of what can only be described as a major breakthrough in bringing a raptor killer to justice in Pakistan. After Raptor Politics aided by local raptor enthusiasts on the ground in Pakistan requested our assistance to exposure the widespread slaughter of raptors taking place in the northern region of Pakistan, after […]

A red kite was found dead in a field in Wigmore, Herefordshire

RSPB Press Release.

Police and the RSPB are investigating the illegal killing of two protected wild birds of prey.

A red kite was found dead in a field in Wigmore, Herefordshire on New Years Eve 2019 by a member of the public. The RSPB and West Mercia Police were notified. When the police collected […]

Pakistan: Raptor slaughter that is so sickening its difficult to comprehend or watch.

My name is Azan Karam, I am 22-yrs old university undergraduate student studying for a degree in Bs. Zoology at Jahanzeb College Swat, Pakistan. At the moment I’m an active birdwatcher and deeply interested in regional wildlife exploration.

I have been studying diversity and distribution of birds of my district for the past few years. […]

Raptor Persecution in the Forest of Bowland, a video interview with Terry Pickford.

Terry Pickford a founder member of the North West Raptor Group (1967), provides his views in the attached video of the ongoing raptor persecution taking place throughout Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland. Terry points out that the persecution of raptors in his opinion is currently much worse now than it was 40 years ago. Many followers […]

Scottish Courts: Sentencing wildlife criminals a complete shambles..

This Guardian story below is now over 4 years old, however it highlights the inconsistencies and shambles in Scottish Courts when sentencing wildlife criminals today. In 2015 George Mutch gamekeeper was sentenced to 4 months in prison by Aberdeen Sheriff Court after being found guilty of 4 charges, including setting stares hitting a goshawk over […]

Driven Grouse Shooting must be brought to an end. See some of the reason why below.

There are sufficient reasons depicted by the images below, including Chris Packham’s video, why we should all sign the ongoing petition calling for the banning of Driven Grouse shooting in England. We would ask each of you to please take a few moment to sign and share the petition to your friends to […]

For Sale: But What is happening at Langholm!!

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It is few years ago that the 10 year Langholm project came to an end [2017 – https://raptorpolitics.org.uk/2018/06/16/whats-going-on-at-langholm/ ]

This left a pocket of money not spent due to all the 5 estate game keepers being removed from their jobs a year […]

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 […]

Why the Curlew is in decline on our uplands, and it has little if anything to do with predation by raptors.

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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 […]