Deven Police appeal for witnesses after male Peregrine found poisoned

Deven Police Officers are investigating an incident after being contacted by staff at Glendinning Quarry in Ashburton, Devon, on Tuesday 15 August, following reports of an injured Peregrine Falcon. The falcon had been located on the floor of the quarry which is home to a breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons.

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30 protected birds of prey killed in Northern Ireland in three years, report claims

 

Dead Male Peregrine Falcon

More than 30 protected birds of prey were killed in Northern Ireland in three years, according to a report on wildlife crime.

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Return to the woodland of Death

This article was first published by ‘More Than Just Badgers’ 25 May 2015

If you’ve been a reader of this blog (thanks BTW) then you will have no doubt seen the destruction caused by Gamekeepers in an effort to protect their precious stock of Pheasants (Woodland of Death). Although not completely illegal […]

Scotland’s Environment Minister says ‘Wildlife Crime cannot be tolerated in modern day Scotland.’

Scotland’s new Environment Minister Dr Aileen McLeod has written an inspiring article on wildlife crime that was recently published in the Holyrood magazine. It remains to be seen in these words are converted into action!

WILDLIFE CRIME CANNOT BE TOLERATED IN MODERN DAY SCOTLAND

In the past year, between April 2014 and February 2015, almost […]

Retired Yorkshire gamekeeper found guilty of storing 5 banned poisoned sentenced to conditional discharge and £15 victim surcharge.

Poison is one of the most cruel forms of controlling wildlife, a method used by gamekeepers since Victorian times to rid estates of many forms of animals and birds considered as vermin. As such because of the illegal use of poison to kill Golden Eagles, Buzzards, Red Kites, Peregrines, White-tailed Eagles, together with a multitude […]

Online donations to boost reward for information about poisoned birds of prey

Red Kite (Alive) by Edward Felton

RSPB Scotland has set up a Just giving web page after being inundated by calls from members of the public asking to contribute to a reward for information about the deaths of 16 birds of prey.

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Four White-tailed eagles found poisoned inside the Czech Republic in the last two years.

A dead sea eagle, which is an endangered and protected species in the Czech Republic, was found on 13 January in the village monastery at Nepomuk in the Pilsen area close to the German border. Having examined the body local ornithologists suspect the eagle may have been poisoned. According to them, the bird […]