Anti-poisoning dog unit from LIFE Grifone key to first ever judicial prosecution of a large-scale poisoning incident in Sardinia

Poison is the main threat to vultures worldwide, as identified in the Vulture multi-Species Action Plan, a comprehensive strategic document that highlights priority for action for the conservation of 15 species of old world´s vultures, and that was recently adopted by the signatories of the Convention for Migratory […]

The “silent killer” decimates vultures in the heart of Europe – at least 15 griffons poisoned in the mountains of Granada, Spain/

The “silent killer” decimates vultures in the heart of Europe – at least 15 griffons poisoned in the mountains of Granada

The Vulture Multi-species Action Plan (Vulture MsAP), approved recently in the conference of the parties of the Convention for Migratory Species – a global strategic blueprint identifying priorities and actions to conserve 15 […]

New Scientific Paper: Poisoning of reintroduced red kites in England:

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Poisoned Red Kite: Image courtesy Mark Ruddock

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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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Two dead peregrines, three surviving chicks: one successful rescue mission

The illegal killing of our Peregrines is nothing new, and certainly now appears to be on the increase both on moorland where red grouse are shot and in a number of rural areas in England. But what happened in Shropshire last week was truly sickening. Two adult breeding Peregrines were found poisoned below their […]

Griffons in peril in Cyprus – only 21 birds left and no breeding in the last two years

Photo: Dave Walker/BirdLife Cyprus

The griffon vulture Gyps fulvus is the largest and arguably the most impressive bird species found on the island of Cyprus. As is sadly the case with many vulture species around the world, the population of griffons in Cyprus is in a bad way. The earliest […]

Rat Poison again!

Bempton Cliffs RSPB visitor centre is an internationally important nature reserve in East Yorkshire and reopened after a £1.3m upgrade were the headlines in April 2015. The centre, which attracts about 76,000 people a year has the UK’s largest mainland seabird colony. These visitors are encouraged to come not just in the seabird breeding season […]

Portuguese police establishes the first-ever anti-poisoning dog teams in northern Portugal – soon they will start patrolling the LIFE RUPIS area

The GNR – one of the LIFE RUPIS project partners – will present publicly their first ever anti-poisoning dog teams tomorrow, in a ceremony to be held at 09:30 am at the GNR facilities in Miranda do Douro (Largo de São José). […]

Should wildlife crime be enforced by tougher legislation?

Almost 200 reports of shooting, trapping and destruction of birds of prey were received by the RSPB in 2015, the charity said. Some 64 out of the 196 reports were confirmed, including the shooting or attempted shooting of 46 birds of prey, including 16 buzzards, 11 peregrines, three red kites, one red-footed falcon […]

Police warning following the discovery of two red kite poisoned in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Police are appealing for information and warning about the dangers of illegal bird of prey poisoning. Two red kites were found poisoned in the Nidderdale area of North Yorkshire in 2016. One was found near Pateley Bridge on 12 March 2016. Tests have attributed its death to alphachloralose. Traces of aldicarb and three […]