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 […]

‘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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Buzzard shot in Hertfordshire

Press release from Hertfordshire Police, 26 September 2017:

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) are appealing for witnesses and information after a buzzard was found seriously injured.

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Natural England and the sterilisation of Britain!

Many people know about the attempt by Natural England to monitor the deaths of Hen Harriers by satellite tagging but few know about their indirect attempt to make specific birds of prey together with other wild animals sterile in England! […]

Police Scotland are investigating the illegal trapping of a Buzzard near Auchintoul, Strathdearn.

Police Scotland can confirm that an investigation into the alleged illegal setting of traps to deliberately target birds of prey near Auchintoul, Strathdearn has been launched. Police were informed of an incident that occurred on 7 June 2017 where a buzzard was found after having been illegally trapped on the south slopes of Beinn Bhreac. […]

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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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 […]

Buzzard found shot at the side of road in Essex.

The three images below show an injured Buzzard being treated by the South Essex Wildlife Hospital. The bird was found in a very weak state by the side of a road, and at the time was assumed to have been a road traffic casualty. After veterinary staff at the hospital had x-rayed the bird […]

Buzzard found shot by airgun pellet near Exeter, Devon put to sleep by RSPCA .

The buzzard which was shot over Tedburn St Mary is now in safe hands

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a buzzard was found shot by the side of the road in Tedburn St Mary, near Exeter, Devon, on 20 January 2017. The animal welfare […]

Keepers can’t keep their mouths shut!! Overheard in pub discussing the slaughter of 250 birds of prey.

Details of wildlife crime are all too often spoken about openly by the perpetrators in the remote countryside pub, you just don’t know who has been listening however! There was the conversation overheard detailing the killing of the Red Kites in South Cumbria, and the killing of Eagle Owls. Now a disturbing conversation between estate […]