A red kite was found dead in a field in Wigmore, Herefordshire

RSPB Press Release.

Police and the RSPB are investigating the illegal killing of two protected wild birds of prey.

A red kite was found dead in a field in Wigmore, Herefordshire on New Years Eve 2019 by a member of the public. The RSPB and West Mercia Police were notified. When the police collected […]

Red Kite found dead on Ilkley moor

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The red kite featured in the three attached images was found dead yesterday (19-03-2018) on Ilkley moor by a walker. The incident has now been reported to the appropriate organisation who have arranged to collect the corpse later this morning and send the body […]

Police crackdown on North Yorkshire bird of prey killings

Police have joined forces with wildlife experts to combat bird of prey killings in the county with the UK’s worst record for attacks.


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

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You are able to read the complete paper here

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Poisoned Red Kite: Image courtesy […]

Natural England and the sterilisation of Britain!

[airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Goshawk$-150×150$.jpg” alt=”Goshawk” class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-17503″ ]Many people know about the attempt by Natural England to monitor the deaths of Hen Harriers by satellite tagging but few know about their indirect attempt to make specific birds of prey together with other wild animals sterile in England! […]

Spain: An analysis of poisoning cases in the Spanish side of the Douro canyon

The use of poison is one of the main causes of unnatural mortality in vultures, also in the Iberian Peninsula. The use of poison baits has been illegal for more than three decades, but unfortunately continues to be a relatively frequent practice, primarily for the control of predators. [airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Table-Poisoning.jpg” alt=”Table Poisoning” class=”aligncenter size-full […]

Red Kite shot in Hertfordshire, police appeal for information


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Hertfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a wounded bird of prey was taken to a vet in Buntingford.


Police investigation after red kite found dead in Nidderdale

[airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/nyorks-police.png” alt=”nyorks-police” class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-22338″ ]North Yorks Police are appealing for information after a red kite was found dead in Nidderdale. On the afternoon of Saturday 11 March, a dead red kite was found near Greenhow, in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire.


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

[airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Wildlife-poisoning-poster-1-212×300.jpg” alt=”Wildlife-poisoning-poster-1-212×300″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-22079″ ]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 […]

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