Spain: An analysis of poisoning cases in the Spanish side of the Douro canyon

The use of poison is one of the main causes of unnatural mortality in vultures, also in the Iberian Peninsula. The use of poison baits has been illegal for more than three decades, but unfortunately continues to be a relatively frequent practice, primarily for the control of predators. […]

Imperial Iberian Eagle poisoned in ecological protection zone in Portugal

Eleven animals and birds have been poisoned in the Castro Verde ecological protection zone in the lower Alentejo, Portugal.

Among the birds found dead were endangered species including a rare Iberian imperial eagle and several Kites.

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Satellite-tagged Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) at Guelmim, Morocco

A Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti with a satellite transmitter on its back photographed by Rachid El Khamlichi a few days ago in the region of Guelmim, southern Morocco. The bird observed also by Daniel Buron, Alfonso Godino, Catarina Machado and Jose Rafael Garrido who visited the region together. It’s probably one of […]

Electrocution of 3 Spanish Imperial Eagles, 5 Bonelli’s Eagles and 1 Golden Eagle at Guelmim, Morocco.

This is the report about the electrocution of 3 Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti), 5 Bonelli’s Eagles (A. fasciata and 1 Golden Eagle (A. chrysaetos in the Guelmim region, Morocco November 2015. The numbers of the electrocuted birds could be even higher because these eagles were found in a small section of the […]

Eastern Imperial eagle feared killed in Malta

Last week we published exciting news of the first ever Eastern Imperial eagle ever sighted on the Island of Malta see here . Experienced birdwatchers had first spotted the huge bird flying low over Buskett on Wednesday 3rd November, making it the first ever recorded presence of the Aquila heliacal species on the Maltese Islands.

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First ever Eastern Imperial Eagle seen in Malta

Sporting a satellite tracking device, the massive bird is thought to originate from a conservation project in Austria.

(Photo: Stephen Cilia) A rare Eastern Imperial Eagle has roosted in Malta last night in what constitutes the first ever record of the presence of this species on the Maltese Islands. […]

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 […]

A second Imperial Eagle Shot in Bulgaria in one week.

Last week we published details of the shooting in Bulgaria of an Imperial eagle, one of Europe’s most endangered birds of prey. You can read the full article here. The eagle had been shot by hunters in the leg and sternum. Following intensive surgery the lead pellets were removed and the broken leg was reset […]

Imperial Eagle winter feeding web-cam In Hungary

Educating the public and dispelling misbeliefs of this great bird of prey are among the main goals of BirdLife Hungary’s “Conservation of imperial eagles by managing human-eagle conflicts in Hungary” LIFE+ programme. This live stream is not only for entertaining purposes for the public but also provides invaluable information for biologists and conservation professionals in […]