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 […]

FROM BAD TO WORSE: THE FOREST OF BOWLAND

This is our pictorial story detailing the plight of 18 regional pairs of nesting Peregrine Falcons, and how this threatened species of raptor has been persecuted to extinction to protect red grouse stocks throughout this moorland region of West Lancashire.

Bowland Peregrine nest pre. 2010, containing 3 unfledged chicks. Nest […]

Natural England in denial about the disappearance of so many nesting Peregrines from the Forest of Bowland

One of 7 destroyed Peregrine nesting sites located by the North West Raptor Group in the Forest of Bowland since 2010

It is well known that since licenses allowing the North West Raptor Group to monitor Peregrines and their persecution in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland were withheld in 2010 by Natural England, successful Peregrine […]

Gamekeepers Disgraceful Wastage – surplus pheasant dumped.

 

This footage depicts the corpses of approximately 200 rotting pheasants, which had been shot before being dumped adjacent an open crow trap on a red grouse moor.

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Hen Harriers: Ghost Of Moorlands Past, by Eleanor Daisy Upstill-Goddard

In current times, when we think of our biggest conservation issues in the UK, there are no doubt many that would come to mind. Badgers and TB, fox hunting and the preservation of the red squirrel will be on the lips of many. For me however, there is another, which springs to mind: the […]

Wishing all our followers across the world a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Whilst we wish you all a very enjoyable Christmas and a very prosperous New Year, we would remind everyone that persecution remains the overriding factor affecting the health and well-being of so called ‘protected’ birds of prey on moorland in England where Red Grouse are shot for sport. So bad is the current situation on […]

RSPB Scotland responds to gift of grouse Press Release.

RSPB Scotland has dismissed a press release issued today by the “Gift of Grouse” campaign that attempts to draw a veil over the continued persecution of birds of prey on areas of land managed intensively for driven grouse shooting. The reports on which these assertions are based are not in the public domain, and therefore […]

Another Hen Harrier disappears, Tarras’ a this year’s bird tagged at Langholm vanished in the Derbyshire Peak District

‘Tarras’, a young hen harrier satellite tagged by Stephen Murphy at Langholm this summer has ‘disappeared’ in the Derbyshire Peak District National Park.

The following statement has been issued on the Langholm blog:

We have concerns for ‘Tarras’ a young female Hen Harrier tagged by Stephen Murphy (Natural England) at Langholm […]

Bowland Eagle Owl: nesting scrape examined post nesting season

Terry Pickford is shown speaking at an old and currently abandoned eagle owl nest site in the Forest of Bowland (31st October 2016) which may have been successfully used by a breeding pair of eagle owls this year. Rumors persist that there has been a single successful breeding pair of eagle owls in Bowland […]

Hen Harrier shot dead in Ravenstonedale area of Cumbria: Police issued today the attached press release

Cumbria Police have opened an investigation into the shooting dead of a hen harrier in the Ravenstone area of the county.

The body of a male hen harrier was found in the Ravenstonedale area of the county on October 22. A post-mortem examination funded by Natural England and carried out by the […]