In 1967 Britain’s first raptor protection group the North West Raptor Group was established by a small band or dedicated raptor conservationists working in the north west of England. The group was set up to try and reverse robberies of eggs and nestlings from the few Peregrine eyries remaining that were often being robbed each […]
We received the attached newspaper cutting from the Irish Raptor Study Group. The information relates to 4 men all associated with a pigeon racing club in County Waterford, Ireland, who have been convicted of illegally poisoning peregrines and sparrowhawks, and other associated wildlife crimes.
Clee Hill Peregrines – A History of Persecution in South Shropshire
Since 1995 at least one pair of peregrine falcons, (falco peregrinus), a specially protected bird of prey under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act, have nested or attempted to nest at Titterstone […]
West Mercia Police are appealing to the public for information after it was confirmed that a peregrine falcon had been found dead in a quarry in Clee Hill, Shropshire. The male peregrine had been poisoned.
The female peregrine falcon and her chicks have not been seen since 27 May
Three peregrine falcon chicks have gone missing from a nest in North Yorkshire, sparking a police investigation. Wildlife enthusiasts had been watching the chicks and their mother and last saw them on the evening of […]
Police in North Wales are appealing for the assistance of the public after it was confirmed that a Peregrine Falcon had been found poisoned in June. Rural Crime Team manager Sgt Rob Taylor said: “The death of a female Peregrine Falcon in a quarry in Penmaenmawr in June has been confirmed as having […]
A few days ago when Kelvin Jones, BTO Wales, was visiting a Welsh quarry where a few weeks before he had counted 4 healthy chicks in the nest, we found all the chicks dead in the nest. It is strongly suspected the young falcons had been illegally killed.
4 Welsh […]
Reading about the unacceptable slaughter of migrating birds on the island of Malta, including many rare and endangered raptors has highlighted to people across the world, just why these birds need better protection, not just on Malta but in many other European countries and in the Middle East. Sadly today we are brought back […]
We are most grateful to Ronnie Graham from Dumfries and Galloway for providing Raptor Politics his permission to republish this enlightening letter below, thank you Ronnie. We have noted the reply to your comments dated 19/3/2014, also published in the Shooting Times by one of their more enlightened readers, a Mr G.Porter.
We have now […]
The Peregrine Falcon is the largest falcon in Britain and probably one of the most emotive birds on the British list. This is the story of the decline and eventual recovery of the Peregrine Falcon in Cumbria. It aims to highlight to problems the birds faced prior to the Second World War and those […]