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”.

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

This Saturday, on the highly popular cookery show Saturday Kitchen, viewers were shown the classic footage of the […]

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

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) –

POISONING OF RED KITES CONDEMNED

It has just been reported by FoRK (Friends of Red Kites) that 3 red kites were found illegally poisoned last year in the north […]

Scotland’s Environment Minister says ‘Wildlife Crime cannot be tolerated in modern day Scotland.’

Scotland’s new Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod has written an inspiring article on wildlife crime that was recently published in the Holyrood magazine. It remains to be seen in these words are converted into action!

WILDLIFE CRIME CANNOT BE TOLERATED IN MODERN DAY SCOTLAND

In the past year, between April 2014 and February 2015, almost […]

Police Scotland raid Stirlingshire shooting estate after peregrine falcon found poisoned.

Yesterday, 21st February, Police Scotland executed search warrants on a shooting estate in the Stirling area after a Peregrine Falcon was found to have been poisoned by the banned pesticide Carbofuran.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said;

“In July 2014, a member of the public contacted police to report a dead Red Kite on the same […]

Gamekeeper’s conviction for poisoning birds of prey ‘a wake-up call’, warns judge

Guy Shorrock RSPB Investigations Officer. The fine handed down equates to a value of £84.50 per bird A Norfolk gamekeeper intentionally poisoned ten buzzards plus one sparrowhawk and only received a 10 week suspended sentence plus a fine of £930. The conviction of Allen Lambert for deliberately killing 10 buzzards and a sparrowhawk should […]

RSPB reinforces challenge to shooting community after Norfolk gamekeeper sentenced

An RSPB challenge to leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge and take action against illegal bird of prey persecution has been reinforced after a Norfolk gamekeeper was today, 6 November, handed a 10-week suspended sentence and ordered to pay £930 prosecution costs in Norwich Magistrates Court after being found guilty on two counts […]

Norfolk Gamekeeper Allen Lambert of Stody Estate due to be sentenced today

Analysis found the birds had been poisoned with a pesticide

Allen Lambert convicted of what wildlife groups are calling the worst case of bird of prey poisoning recorded in England will be sentenced today.

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Majority of raptors poisoned in Scotland killed by illegal pesticide

Buzzard: Raptor found dead in the Highlands in 2014. RSPB

The majority of raptors poisoned in Scotland were killed by the same illegal pesticide, wildlife experts have revealed. Around 70% of 83 birds killed by poison since 2009 had consumed carbofuran.

The pesticide, which was banned in 2001 and made illegal in Scotland […]