It’s always nice to publish a raptor story with a fairy tail ending, a rare event these days. We have already published one Golden Eagle Article together with the image of the month (Pair of Golden Eagles feeding on dead fox, March 2013 detailing efforts inside the Czech Republic to reintroduce the Golden Eagle back [...]
The RSPB has objected to the Banks Renewables planning application to install three giant wind turbines next to Killington Lake in Cumbria. The developer has calculated that 1 Osprey would collide with the Turbines every 3.5 years or 6.5 birds killed over the life of the scheme (25 years).
Save Ostrander Point Appeal Fund: Nine wind turbines have been approved for Ostrander Point in Prince Edward County on the shores of Lake Ontario recognised as a critical Canadian raptor migration route. As many as 2,000 assorted hawks have been recorded migrating over the south shore of Ostrander Point in a single day. The area [...]
Throughout the 18th Century the White-tailed Sea eagle was a well-established native Shetland breeding species. The last of the native Shetland population was shot in 1917, and this bird was the last individual from the whole of Scotland until the reintroduction of a small number of White-tailed eagles in the 20th Century.
Evidence now suggests wind turbines only last for ‘half as long as previously thought’, according to a new study. But even in their short lifespans, those turbines can do a lot of damage. Wind farms are devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, driving some to the point of extinction. Most environmentalists [...]
The illegal shooting of any bird of prey is always a disappointment and a tragic loss, but when we learn one of Europe’s most endangered species, in this case a Greater Spotted Eagle, has been needlessly shot on its annual southerly migration the loss is even more important.
With her striking red plumage and adventurous spirit, it’s no wonder staff at RSPB Scotland’s Tollie Red Kite Centre near Dingwall have named a young red kite after the flame-haired heroine of Disney/Pixar’s film Brave.
Image by Edward Felton
Two pelicans that have been shot in Lebanon being proudly displayed.
Birds of all shapes and sizes are being slaughtered in their thousands – Our thanks to the Lebanon Eco Movement for their help with this article.
Conservation India estimate that between 120,000 and 140,000 Amur falcons are being slaughtered every year in NE India! This shocking massacre of 12,000 – 14,000 migrating Amur falcons per day in the remote state of Nagaland in north-eastern India happened just last month and has been going on for years. Please watch this video by [...]
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A Sad Encounter with Migratory Amur Falcons in Nagaland