DEFRA’s response to e-petition calling for grouse moors and gamekeepers to be Licensed

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Licencing of upland grouse moors and gamekeepers.

Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Given the continuing levels of illegal persecution of birds of prey the Government is called upon to introduce a system of operating licences for upland grouse shoots.Following any […]

BRONTË SOCIETY: THREAT TO MOORLAND BIRDS & HABITAT IS SERIOUS CONCERN

The BRONTË SOCIETY – Press Release 15 October 2012

National and European environmental protection designations intended for the conservation of rare wild birds and their habitat – the blanket bog – include the Worth Valley watershed. In this area the Brontë Society has, in accordance with its Heritage & Conservation Policy, sought to encourage the […]

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.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association speaks his mind about RSPB tactics.

This is what Alex Hogg, Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association had to say recently about the RSPB in his latest blog. All very interesting stuff Alex. […]

Gamekeepers hit out at RSPB for only protecting ‘iconic’ species

Gamekeepers have hit out at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for only protecting ‘photogenic’ species such as the golden eagle while neglecting other breeds. The latest statistics from the RSPB show an 18 per cent fall in the number of birds shot or poisoned.

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