A Conservation Framwork for Hen Harriers in the United Kingdon- JNCC Report

[singlepic id=84w=450 h=285 float=left]The long awaited hen harrier report commissioned by the JNCC has finally been published. The full details can be found by following the attached link. http://www.jncc.gov.uk/pdf/jncc441.pdf

Persecution was considered to be a particular problem in areas associated with grouse moor management in Scotland, notably in the northeast and central Highlands, the Cairngorms, […]

Raptor Persecution Finally Put to Flight?

[singlepic id=212w=314 h=235 float=left]The last couple of weeks has seen a plethora of information, exposure, accusations and denials associated with the now well aired subject of raptor persecution. It has to be said that Scottish Government initiatives are leading the way in many respects contrasted against its southern counterpart.


Derbyshire Peak Newswatch 2010 Report

We invite our readers to follow the attached link, the details within this report are sickening but are nothing new. The report compiled by members of the South Peak Raptor Group graphically highlights the continued plight of raptors in the Upper Derwent Valley, in particular the peregrine and goshawk. This detail to those of us […]

Damming Hen Harrier Report Leaked by the Press

It comes as no surprise to learn this morning that the damming hen harrier report has now been leaked despite moves to prevent its publication. This document has now been published in the public interest.


MSP asks questions about delayed Hen Harrier Framework report

A switched-on MSP has recognised the importance of the Hen Harrier Framework report and its relevance to the current WANE Bill debates, and has raised formal questions in the Scottish Parliament about its delayed publication.

To read the complete story follow the attached link to the Raptor Perasecution Scotland Web site:


Game-shooting lobbyists employ Dirty Tricks Tactics to Delay Publication of Important Hen Harrier Study

[singlepic id=212 w=320 h=240 float=left] Several days ago claims were published by the Scottish Raptor Study Group on their web site that a “dirty tricks” campaign initiated by powerful shooting interests in Scotland has delayed publication of a new hen harrier report. The report, titled “A Conservation Framework for Hen Harriers in the UK”, highlights […]

Sea Eagles – The Most Productive Season since Reintroduction 35 Years Ago.

[singlepic id=161 w=320 h=240 float=left]Pairs of white-tailed sea eagles in Scotland produced more young during 2010 than in any other year since they were reintroduced 35 years ago. RSPB Scotland said 46 young birds fledged which was 10 more than the previous year. Scotland also has 52 adult pairs, an increase of six on 2009 […]

Critical Link between Hen Harriers & Livestock Numbers

[singlepic id=212 w=320 h=240 float=left]New research by RSPB Scotland has shown that hill farming can play a fundamental role in assisting the fortunes of one of Britain’s most threatened birds?—?the Hen Harrier.

Known for its dramatic, tumbling “sky-dance” courtship displays in the spring, where the males and females gyrate and spin wildly whilst in flight, […]

Eagle Owl Cull – A reply from Richard Benyon M.P. to The President of The World Owl Trust

[singlepic id=229 w=250 h=152 float=left]As many readers of this site will be aware, on 28 September I wrote to Richard Benyon M.P., the Minister for Natural Environment & Fisheries on behalf of the World Owl Trust , the man charged with the responsibility of making the final decision regarding a possible cull of […]

New Report Confirmes Persecution wiping out Hen Harriers on UK Grouse Moors

[singlepic id=211 w=250 h=152 float=left]One of Britain’s most threatened birds of prey, the hen harrier, is being almost entirely eradicated from grouse moors in Britain because of systematic persecution, a new report has found. New data produced by Scottish Natural Heritage confirms just 1% of threatened birds of prey species bred successfully on grouse moors […]