Three Red Kites presumed poisoned found dead Nr. Lusk, North County Dublin

In July this year, 26 Red Kites were collected under licence from several nests throughout Wales, and then released in Newbridge Demesne with a further 13 fledged kites released a week or so later from a private location in north Fingal.

It is now being reported three of these red kites which were found dead […]

The North West Raptor Protection Group supports an e-petition in an attempt to provide improved protection for England’s Raptors.

An e-petition submitted to Defra by Chrissie Harper has today been accepted by the Government and added to the e-Petitions website.

If we can get 100,000 signatures “Vicarious Liability” will be debated in the House of Commons.

Introduction of offence of vicarious liability for raptor persecution in England, To vote for this important land mark […]

Who on GOOGLE EARTH is killing the world’s fastest birds of prey?

Shocking new research by the RSPB and the Northern England Raptor Forum has revealed the true extent of persecution of peregrine falcons – the world’s fastest bird – that attempt to nest on England’s grouse moors.

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Hen Harrier – A complex picture

[singlepic id=84 w=413 h=635 float= left]In the Spring & Summer issue of the North Pennines News, an article by Chris Collett of the RSPB (‘Your call could save the Hen Harrier’) quoted a 2008 Natural England report (A Future for the Hen Harrier in England) which states that ‘illegal persecution continues to limit the hen […]

Bill Oddie: We must ‘name and shame’ landowners who poison birds of prey

Landowners who allow their gamekeepers to poison rare birds of prey should be “named and shamed”, claims the well-known birdwatcher and TV presenter Bill Oddie.

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One of 3 Golden Eagles all found poisoned on the Skibo Estate in Scotland.

According to the RSPB annual […]

Police seek walkers’ help after red kite poisoned in Yorkshire

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for help from walkers after the discovery of a rare bird of prey that had been found poisoned. The female red kite was discovered by a member of the public in a wood at Lindley Green, north of Otley. Although the bird has two shotgun-pellet wounds, police said these […]

Massive bird kill at US wind farm

November 2011: With the deaths of nearly 500 birds at the Laurel Mountain wind facility recently, three of the four wind farms operating in West Virginia have now experienced large bird fatality events, according to American Bird Conservancy .

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Two more poisoned birds found in South West Scotland

Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary are investigating the poisoning of a red kite and a raven found in hills close to Durisdeer in Dumfries and Galloway. Both poisoned birds were recovered from different locations in the Lowther Hills.

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20 Red Kites reported poisoned throughout the UK […]

Langholm Project – Hen Harrier Distribution Details 2010/11

Many questions have been asked by our readers recently regarding the where-a-bouts of the three hen harrier chicks which were each satellite tagged at Langholm this summer. We have at last established that one of the three chicks tagged (58941) is still alive and has managed to cross the English Cannel and is now wintering […]

Gamekeepers hit out at RSPB for only protecting ‘iconic’ species

Gamekeepers have hit out at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for only protecting ‘photogenic’ species such as the golden eagle while neglecting other breeds. The latest statistics from the RSPB show an 18 per cent fall in the number of birds shot or poisoned.

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