Mystery deepens over the suspicious disappearance of Fred the young Golden Eagle

A young golden eagle is thought to have been killed over the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh and its body dumped in the North Sea. A young Golden Eagle named Fred raised last year in the only successful eyrie in the Scottish borders, has mysteriously disappeared after the satellite tag fitted to the eaglet before it […]

Walshaw moor: Intensively managed for red grouse, while habitat legislation ignored.

 

Hebden Bridge resident Ros talks about about the impact of having a moor with grouse shooting near her home, as part of the preparation for our film, “Grouse shooting: Unnatural. Uncontrolled. Unkind.” You can watch the full film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RROGO…. Grouse moor owners, supported by millions of pounds of taxpayer subsidies, brutally kill […]

Five years of failure: RSPB withdraws from Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative

The RSPB has ended its involvement with the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative, following the partnership project’s continued failure to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.

This Osprey was found in the Peak District National Park in 2015 with two broken legs and later died (© RSPB)

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Toothless Natural England gives in to wildlife criminals

Government body responsible for wildlife protection issues first license for Hen Harrier ‘brood meddling’ on grouse moors.

Hen Harrier chicks and eggs will be removed from nests, reared in captivity and released but to what fate? (© Ian Newton)

In a highly controversial move, that will seen by many as the abject […]

History was made today when Bradford Councillors vote to end grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Ilkley, UK – Bradford’s Labour Group voted overwhelmingly not to renew grouse shooting rights for Ilkley Moor, a move that has been strongly welcomed by wildlife campaigners.

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Two important new strategies to protect Bowland’s Raptors in 2018

 

 

During the Christmas holidays members of the North West Raptor Protection Group have been working on a strategy to provide improved security at Forest of Bowland Peregrine nesting territories during the forthcoming 2018 season. Using funding provided by supporters of their on going GoFundMe campaign the group have now installed several state […]

Forest of Bowland peaceful occupation of a Grouse Moor to save our Hen Harriers from extermination, Sunday 12 August 2018.

The North West Raptor Protection Group invite you to join our peaceful occupation of a Forest of Bowland Grouse moor Sunday 12 August. Full details to follow. Please, it is very important to share this post far and wide if we are going to have any chance to saving our Hen Harriers.

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Kathy, a female hen harrier found dead with unspecified injuries on an estate near Dunoon

Press release from Police Scotland, 20 December 2017:

Police Scotland and RSPB Scotland are issuing a joint appeal for information after a young hen harrier was discovered dead with unexplained injuries on an estate near Dunoon.

“Kathy”, a female bird, was satellite tagged as a chick on the Cowal Peninsula in August […]

New Grouse moor management review group announced yesterday by the Scottish Government

New group to focus on sustainability of driven-grouse moors.

Membership of an independent group to ensure grouse moor management practices are sustainable and legally compliant has been confirmed.

The new group will be led by Professor Alan Werrity, who previously chaired a Scottish Natural Heritage review into sustainable moorland management. It […]

The Chairman of the Forest of Bowland AONB speaks out about the persecution of Birds of Prey,

At last someone in authority has joined the North West Raptor Protection Group in speaking out about the wide scale persecution of birds of prey that has been taking place in the Forest of Bowland for at least five decades. We are pleased to republish the statement made on the 7th November by the Chair […]