California company pulls plug on Wind Farm, Citing Risk to Birds

A San Francisco company said it has abandoned plans for a large-scale wind farm near Winters because the turbines could have harmed golden eagles, bald eagles and other local bird species.

Pattern Energy Group LP said the 100-megawatt project would have provided enough energy to light about 44,000 homes and would have created as many […]

Introduction of Vicarious Liability e-Petition – The first 5 days.

Vicarious Liability, so far in the 5 days since the e-petition was launched it has succeeded in reaching 1164 signatures. With your help and CONTINUED support we can reach well over 1500 signatures in less than one week. Please keep this issue on your Face book and continue to Twitter the message on a continuous […]

New e-petition initiated “All Birds of Prey should not be protected.”

A new e-petition has now been accepted by the Government stating “All birds of prey should not be protected”. The new petition runs until August 2012, several months shorter than the one initiated by Chrissie Harper and supported by the North West Raptor Protection Group last Friday. There is more than a suspicion that this […]

Persecution, Prosecutions and Penalties

In the RSPB 2010 Birdcrime report there is an interesting section titles Prosecutions (page 36) that includes an analysis of the prosecutions for wildlife crimes since 2001, under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act, Control of Trade in Endangered Species,(Enforcement) Regulations 1997, Customs and Management Act 1979 and the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.

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Raptor persecution in the UK past and PRESENT! Sign the e-petition!

As the year draws to a close including another breeding season for British birds of prey we can look back and reflect on not just breeding successes and failures but also the persecution that birds of prey have had to face.

527 crimes relating to birds of prey were reported relating to birds of […]

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 […]

South Heysham Wind Farm Proposal – Objections from both RSPB & Natural England

Details of objections submitted by both the RSPB and Natural England to the South Heysham wind farm proposal have now been posted on the Lancaster City Council website. We have attached two PDF files where both the RSPB and Natural England’s letters of objections can be examined.

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RSPB announce new campaign to protect hen harrier in England.

The hen harrier’s last remaining core breeding area in England is located in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland on just one of the regions sporting estates. Sadly the hen harrier ,also known as the Skydancer, has now been reduced to just 4 successful breeding pairs following many years of systematic persecution on red grouse moors in […]

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.

[singlepic id=188 w=535 h=455 float= centre] Copulating peregrines, a sight no longer observed on a majority of […]