Fighting illegal poisoning in Europe with LIFE

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Anti-poisoning dog unit established on Portuguese side of the Douro canyon through LIFE Rupis Illegal poisoning is the single biggest threat to vultures not only in Europe but across the globe. Many of the conservation projects we are partners on are […]

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

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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 […]

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

[airesizeimg src=”” alt=”Condorsweb” class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-23767″ ] 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 […]

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 […]

Deven Police appeal for witnesses after male Peregrine found poisoned

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Deven Police Officers are investigating an incident after being contacted by staff at Glendinning Quarry in Ashburton, Devon, on Tuesday 15 August, following reports of an injured Peregrine Falcon. The falcon had been located on the floor of the quarry which is home to a breeding pair of […]

Spain: An analysis of poisoning cases in the Spanish side of the Douro canyon

The use of poison is one of the main causes of unnatural mortality in vultures, also in the Iberian Peninsula. The use of poison baits has been illegal for more than three decades, but unfortunately continues to be a relatively frequent practice, primarily for the control of predators. [airesizeimg src=”” alt=”Table Poisoning” class=”aligncenter size-full […]

Carbofuran named as the poison killer of griffon vultures in Cyprus

Some time ago we reported that at least 7 griffon vultures were found dead in Cyprus probably poisoned. The results of the toxicological analysis, done in Israel by the Nature and Parks Authority,have finally been published: Carbofuran, an extremely toxic pesticide, which has been banned in the EU since 2007. The birds also […]

Return to the woodland of Death

This article was first published by ‘More Than Just Badgers’ 25 May 2015

If you’ve been a reader of this blog (thanks BTW) then you will have no doubt seen the destruction caused by Gamekeepers in an effort to protect their precious stock of Pheasants (Woodland of Death). Although not completely illegal […]

The dark side of the driven grouse shoot

As ‘Saturday Kitchen’ romaticises grouse hunt, UK campaigners highlight the causalities in this “field sport”.

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A brood of dead hen harrier chicks all found mutilated in a nest

This Saturday, on the highly popular cookery […]

Three Red Kites found poisoned last year just reported to the public.

[airesizeimg src=”” alt=”WT J 1 as I found” class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-18731″ ]The following press release has been issued today by FoRK and relates to 3 red kites each found poisoned last year (Friends of Red Kites) –


It has just been reported by FoRK (Friends of Red Kites) that 3 […]

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