A 49-year-old pigeon fancier from Sunderland has pleaded guilty to three charges of illegally using and storing a banned pesticide, at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday 12 April. Paul Unsworth (12/03/64) of Newbold Avenue was fined £200 for each of the three charges, to run concurrently.
Three white-tailed eagle have been found poisoned in the Balaton Uplands National Park in Hungary: one of the eagles was already dead, the remaining two birds have been transferred to an animal hospital for treatment. No additional information is known at this time.
The RSPB has warned that golden eagles face a “disastrous” future in the south of Scotland after one of these iconic birds died from gunshot wounds this week. The golden eagle, found shot in October on a grouse moor in Dumfriesshire near the village of Wanlickhead, had to put down by a vet after complications [...]
Illegal traps, dead birds of prey and suspicious bait found. German Police secure evidence and start criminal proceedings. In the past few days an incredible case of illegal persecution of birds of prey has been brought to light in a hunting reserve near Düsseldorf in NRW, Germany. According to the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS), [...]
“Two generations of the same kite family – confirmed poisoned!”
Golden Eagle Trust Ltd., Media Press Release
20th March 2013
A member of the public recovered a dying red kite in Wicklow Town. The bird died a short time afterwards despite local vets trying to save the bird. It was found [...]
When the National Gamekeeper’s Association starts getting all angsty about something, it’s worth looking at more closely and that is just what happened last week as they issued a call for the temporary ban on the use of second generation rat baits away from buildings, introduced by HSE , to be reversed.
Maps showing where birds of prey have been poisoned should serve as a wake-up call, Environment Minister Richard Benyon said today. The maps, published for the first time by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW), highlight both the number and location of confirmed poisonings of birds of prey from [...]
The article we are publishing today is not new, it was however published this week on the front cover of the RSPB’s LEGAL EAGLE February 2013 Newsletter. Raptor Politics would like to express sincere thanks to the RSPB for allowing this information to be republished on this web site making the important detail contained within [...]
Once again we can report the sad and disappointing news from Ireland that two more white-tailed sea eagles, introduced to the Killarney National Park from Norway as part of the raptor reintroduction programme over the past five years, have been found dead. Twenty six of the original 100 birds which have been reintroduced have now [...]
Recently Raptor Politics reported the successful prosecution of a Lincolnshire gamekeeper, 71-year-old Robert William Hebblewhite, of Appleby,Scunthorpe. Hebblewhite was fined a total £1950 after he was convicted of killing two buzzards and possessing Carbofuran, a banned poison. After the trial the RSPB commented by saying the quantity of Carbofuran found at Hebblewhite’s home would have [...]