Guest blog – Business Is A Buzzard by Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard 

Eleanor has been a bird enthusiast since she was a child and has just completed her MSc at Newcastle University on ‘Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management.’ Eleanor has kindly given approval allowing Raptor Politics to publish several of her most recent articles all about raptors and the problems these species are currently facing […]

Another Hen Harrier disappears, Tarras’ a this year’s bird tagged at Langholm vanished in the Derbyshire Peak District

‘Tarras’, a young hen harrier satellite tagged by Stephen Murphy at Langholm this summer has ‘disappeared’ in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.

The following statement has been issued on the Langholm blog:

We have concerns for ‘Tarras’ a young female Hen Harrier tagged by Stephen Murphy (Natural England) at Langholm […]

Driven Grouse Shooting in England. Watch the video transmitted from BASC headquarters in Westminster.

http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/0b841a46-eb3d-44b3-83b7-9500482b6d92

Parliamentary Debate Driven Grouse Shooting: Only what we expected from the Tory lead committee.

Today’s debate on Mark Avery’s proposal to ban drive grouse shooting in London not surprisingly appeared to be very much one sided based upon Tory MP’s speaking against a ban very much to the fore. Significantly several MP’s who spoke made the point that the RSPB did not support a ban, and this point should […]

Terry Pickford TV interview: Raptor Wipeout in the Forest of Bowland

This is the first of two television broadcast featuring Terry Pickford. Here the veteran raptor conservationist highlights the damage caused by game management and direct persecution to species like the Hen Harrier and Peregrine falcon throughout the Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland since 2010. This is why Mr Pickford feels the only answer to resolve this […]

The Bowland Grouse Moor Tragedy by Terry Pickford

Yesterday the 8th September began as just a normal day for Terry Pickford and a film cameraman on their visit to heather moorland in the Forest of Bowland. Terry was filmed talking about this years appalling loss of Hen Harriers and Peregrines from the Bowland despite their protected status. Terry explained why in his opinion […]

The Shooting Party, the tax you pay subsidies game shooting

As the food queues lengthen, the government is giving our money to the super-rich.

So now you might have to buy your own crutches, but you’ll get your shotgun subsidised by the state. A few days after False Economy revealed that an NHS group is considering charging patients for the […]

Update: The licenced killing of ten Buzzards

Natural England may have had no option under the law, but to issue the licence allowing a shooting interest to kill ten buzzards to protect pheasants??? This information was submitted tonight {3-8-2016} by a person wishing to remain anonymous. The detail has been added as a comment on the raptor politics web site in […]

Forest of Bowland Hen Harrier day just 6 days to go.

Only 6 days to go to our Hen Harrier Day at Dunsop Bridge in the heart of the Forest of Bowland. We need all the support we can muster next Sunday the 7th August. They have now killed all nesting Hen Harriers and Peregrines in the Forest of Bowland and on other […]

More Golden Eagles Planned for reintroduction into South Scotland

This is a new project to help boost numbers of Golden Eagles in the South of Scotland. Launched in August 2015, we are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for major funding to develop the work.

The 2014 report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) found that Southern Scotland could potentially support up to […]