When will the persecution stop? Another Golden Eagle Shot.

As if the news of last weeks dead golden eagle found with two broken legs was not bad enough, now a second golden eagle has been reported shot in Galloway. This time an alert was made early enough allowing the Scottish SPCA to make an appeal for any information after the eagle was found close […]

Sotheby’s chief Henry Wyndham blasted in face when Grouse Shooting

The chairman of auction house Sotheby’s has been shot in the face during a grouse shoot. Henry Wyndham would have been blinded had he not been wearing glasses when the accident occurred last Monday, the first day of the grouse shooting season. The Old Etonian was standing in his ‘butt – when a neighbouring gun […]

Have the RSPB pulled out of their partnership in the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project?

Raptor Politics received the attached information earlier today and because of the serious nature and implications of what we are being told it has been decided to publish the question being asked by Adrian.


Over Two Thirds of Fatalities of Endangered California Condors Caused by Lead Poisoning

[singlepic id=311 w=435 h=580 float=left]A new study authored by San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research scientists has found that 67 percent of adult condor deaths are attributable to lead poisoning! The massive effort to save the California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus) was initiated in 1982 when the remaining 22 wild birds were captured in a […]

RSPB witnesses put on trial in the unsuccessful appeal of gamekeeper Glenn Brown!

Once you have read the text below written by Mark Thomas (RSPB), you will be left with no doubt who was on trial in the recent appeal heard at Derby Crown Court brought by Glenn Brown the convicted Derbyshire gamekeeper. Dirty tricks, false accusations, attacks on RSPB credibility and intimidation tactics, all being used by […]

Man Charged With Shooting Protected Buzzard

A man is due to appear in court to face a charge of intentionally injuring a wild bird on the Isle of Wight.

It alleged 43 year old John Winn Roberts of Woodend Meadow, Ballymagorry, Strabane, Northern Ireland, shot a Buzzard at St Georges Down in Newport on 26th November last year. He was arrested […]

Barn Owl shot on Suffolk Nature Reserve

Suffolk Police, and RSPB are appealing for information after a barn owl was found shot at a nature reserve in Suffolk. Derek Turner, from Saxmundham, found the bird on Tuesday 23rd November whilst walking his dog at nearby RSPB nature reserve, Snape Warren.


Oh where, Oh where we might ask have all our Hen Harriers Gone?

Following several attempts by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament the question still pops up about where have all our Hen Harriers disappeared to. Both radio tagging and wing tagging have been found not to help resolve this problem as too many birds disappear not to be seen again off the radar. Recent hunts for missing […]

RSPB Press Release – Harrier ‘Four Steps’ from extinction

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float= left]The hen harrier is the bird most likely to become extinct in England because of human pressure, says the RSPB. A 2011 joint survey of the English uplands by the RSPB and Natural England found that only four nesting pairs of hen harrier successfully raised young; all on a single […]

Maltese Customs officials confiscate dead protected birds including raptors killed in the UK

On 28 November three Maltese nationals were apprehended by customs at Malta International Airport in possession of dead protected birds. The three individuals were each returning home to Malta after visiting the UK where they had been on a hunting trip.