Keepers can’t keep their mouths shut!! Overheard in pub discussing the slaughter of 250 birds of prey.

Details of wildlife crime are all too often spoken about openly by the perpetrators in the remote countryside pub, you just don’t know who has been listening however! There was the conversation overheard detailing the killing of the Red Kites in South Cumbria, and the killing of Eagle Owls. Now a disturbing conversation between estate […]

Save the Macaronesian Sparrowhawk

In this season of love and giving, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) ask you to spare a thought for the plight of Fura-bardos (Macaronesian Sparrowhawk – the famously elusive and sadly threatened resident of Madeira’s enchanting Laurel Forest.

Cátia Gouveia (Coordinator of SPEA Madeira) explains how YOU can make a big difference by donating […]

30 protected birds of prey killed in Northern Ireland in three years, report claims

 

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.

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Images of Wildlife Slaughter, captured on Grouse Moors. Dozens of reason why Driven Grouse Shooting must be banned.

If anyone was unsure where they stood about banning driven grouse shooting in England, examine the two composite images below which may just change your mind if you had any doubts. The two images portray trapped, shot and poisoned animals and birds of prey all killed to protect game stocks which are bred and released […]

Sparrowhawk and Buzzard found shot to death by walkers in Norfolk

Norfolk Constabulary have warned that all wildlife crimes will be taken “extremely seriously” following the deaths of two birds of prey in mid Norfolk earlier this year. A dead sparrowhawk with gunshot injuries was discovered by a couple out walking along Brisley Road in Whissonsett, near Fakenham, on February 16. Just one week later another […]

Norfolk Gamekeeper charged with wildlife and firearms offences

Gamekeeper Allen Lambert, 64, who is employed by the Stody Estate near Melton Constable, has been charged with a significant number of offences including the killing of protected birds of prey, including buzzards, a tawny owl and a sparrowhawk.

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Buzzard Gate: The important Questions Natural England won’t answer.

At the end of September I asked Natural England several questions regarding their refusal to issue a license allowing 16 Buzzards and 3 Sparrowhawks to be killed. Although a lot of information came back from Natural England my questions were not answered directly. The questions were: How is Natural England assessing these applications? Is land […]

More Grim News from Ireland – Sparrowhawk shot, found hanging from gate post.

AN APPEAL HAS been issued after a Sparrowhawk was illegally shot in the Rathkenny area of Co Meath, close to Navan in the Republic of Ireland

The sparrowhawk, which is protected under the 1976 Wildlife Act, was found dead hanging from a gatepost at the entrance to a field.

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