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 […]

Death of six turkeys not buzzards found in Fordoun, Aberdeen being investigated

Update-They were not buzzards at all, we are now informed they were turkeys. You should have gone to speck savers.

The discovery of six dead turkeys (birds of prey) in an Aberdeenshire field is being investigated by police. The buzzards were discovered at around 3.30pm on Wednesday (1 October) in a field approximately one mile […]

African Vultures are now more endangered than Rhinos

Africa’s Vultures are being Threatened By An Assault on All Fronts. Vultures are being killed on an unprecedented scale across Africa, with the latest slaughter perpetrated by elephant poachers who poison the scavenging birds so they won’t give away the location of their activities. In several West African countries, some species of vultures have declined […]

Retired Yorkshire gamekeeper found guilty of storing 5 banned poisoned sentenced to conditional discharge and £15 victim surcharge.

Poison is one of the most cruel forms of controlling wildlife, a method used by gamekeepers since Victorian times to rid estates of many forms of animals and birds considered as vermin. As such because of the illegal use of poison to kill Golden Eagles, Buzzards, Red Kites, Peregrines, White-tailed Eagles, together with a multitude […]

A conviction in a poisoning incident by the Wildlife Detective

I wrote a chapter in my book A Lone Furrow entitled A spate of Poisonings. That is certainly what we have in Scotland just now. There is no question that these cases are extremely difficult to bring to a satisfactory conclusion but the last case I discussed in this chapter did have such a conclusion. […]

North Yorkshire’s Shame, one of England’s worst counties for bird of prey persecution.

Persecution by poison of Red Kites reintroduced onto the Harewood estate near Harrogate in North Yorkshire are reported a “national disgrace.” as it emerges 14 Red Kites had been killed with deadly poisons. North Yorkshire has been named one of England’s worst counties for persecution in England and Wales since 1991, with the RSPB reporting […]

Online donations to boost reward for information about poisoned birds of prey

Red Kite (Alive) by Edward Felton

RSPB Scotland has set up a Just giving web page after being inundated by calls from members of the public asking to contribute to a reward for information about the deaths of 16 birds of prey.

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Hungarian police arrest two hunters blamed for the deaths of rare raptors, including imperial eagles.

A few days ago, the Hungarian police arrested two hunters who are accused of being responsible for poisoning an imperial eagle, together with other wildlife offences. Poisoning of rare species of birds throughout many parts of Hungary for several years has now reached threatening dimensions. A new initiative has recently been established in co-operation with […]

White-tailed eagle recovers after being found poisoned on the banks of the river Danube.

The poisoned White-tailed eagle found poisoned on the Danube

At noon on a Thursday in February, the musician Andrei Dinescu was walking on the banks of Danube near Cetate in Southern Romania when he came across a huge raptor. The beautiful bird was alive but helpless, visibly suffering cramps and spasms […]