At least 7 griffon vultures have been found dead in Cyprus since last November, probably poisoned. Four of the the birds had been released in Cyprus as part of a project to reinforce the extremely threatened island population (down to 2 breeding pairs), originating in Crete (3 birds) and the Limassol zoo […]
The bald eagle shown below was one of 13 found dead on a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. (Maryland Natural Resources Police) by Dana Hedgpeth and Julie Zauzmer February 22 at 7:54 PM. The Thirteen bald eagles found dead near a farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore may have been poisoned, authorities say, in the largest […]
A poisoned Lion found in Zimbabwe Earlier this week the Vulture Conservation Foundation reported on the latest mass poisoning of vultures in Kenya. Very sad to report another one, this time in Zimbabwe: one lioness and 41 White-backed Vultures were found dead on the Zimbabwean side of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. […]
For thousands of years the Golden Eagle has survived against all the odds, finding safe refuge in one of Scotland’s most rugged and beautiful landscapes in the Western Highlands of Argyll. Here amongst the isolated glens of Glen Coe’s peaceful Blackmount Forest as many as 8 pairs of Golden Eagles have continued to […]
Crackdown comes amid concerns about illegal persecution of birds of prey shot, poisoned or trapped by gamekeepers and farmers in Scotland. Stricter legal controls may be imposed on estates after revelations that at least 779 protected birds have been illegally killed over a 20-year period in Scotland
Photograph: Murdo Macleod/the […]
A new paper published this month in the conservation journal Oryx raises the alarm about the link between the increasing use of poisons in elephant poaching and the devastating effects on Africa’s endangered vultures.
Photo E. Sayer
Poison is the number one threat to vultures worldwide, and it continues to kill vultures even in Europe, in spite of the raised awareness and strict legal framework. So the news that a person responsible for the poisoning of a bearded vulture in Andalucía (Spain) has now been convicted in the courts is good […]
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.
Police in the Highlands are appealing for information following the confirmed death by poisoning of another red kite in the Highlands. The kite was discovered by a member of the public on farmland in the Glenferness area at the end of October. Test results returned this week have confirmed the bird had ingested an illegal […]