BBC One Inside Out: Catch Up: Disappearances of Peregrines from Derbyshire White-Peak.

This ground nest was subjected to a robbery when the two larger female chicks were removed from the nest at 3 weeks old.

Now available for a limited period watch this broadcast on BBC One Catch Up

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Fred’s suspicious disappearance brings about problems for the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project.

The suspected killing of Fred the young Golden Eagle could not have come at a worse time. This is because the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project is about to attempt to re-establish Golden Eagles back into the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. Not only did Fred hatch at an eyrie in the […]

Hen Harriers & Peregrine are likely to disappear as a breeding species from English Red Grouse moors within the next 5 years, or less.

The 3 stuffed Hen Harriers inside this display cabinet formed a small part of a larger number of illegally shot Bowland raptors which were confiscated by Lancashire police under a search warrant from the home of award winning photographer Dennis Green. When police raided Greens home they uncovered several cases of […]

No gap in law for wildlife crime video evidence, say prosecutors

No gap in law for wildlife crime video evidence, say prosecutors

Prosecutors have insisted there is no gap in the law when it comes to the use of video evidence in wildlife crime cases. MSPs on Holyrood’s Environment Committee questioned whether a review of the legislation was required after […]

Hundreds of dead pheasants found dumped near Helmsley in the North Riding of Yorkshire

A WILDLIFE conservationist has condemned the dumping of hundreds of dead pheasants.

Jean Thorpe, from Norton, who rescues and rehabilitates injured wildlife, said it was “horrendous” that the birds had been left as waste.

A local rambler, who asked not to be named, first found four sacks of dead game birds in […]

New book about raptors (and vultures) in Italy

A new book about Raptors in Italy (Rapaci italiani – written in Italian) has just been published. The book, edited by Federico Cauli and Fulvio Genero (which is in the VCF advisory board), includes different chapters written by the most important Italian raptor biologists, and will surely become another classic in the Italian […]

Has another historic snowy owl invasion already begun in the northeast and upper midwest of the United States?


Pennsylvania and other northern states of America could be in the path of another big influx of snowy owls from the tundra of the Arctic again this winter.

Indications are building that many of the large owls, referred to by the code SNOW by licensed bird-banders, according to Project SNOWstorm, a snowy owl-tracking […]

A recently fledged satellite tagged Italian Peregrine Falcon found buried after being shot.

A recently fledged immature Satellite tagged Peregrine Falcon found Shot after being buried in the Regional Park along the Alcantara River, north of Mount Etna, Sicily.


New Grouse moor management review group announced yesterday by the Scottish Government

New group to focus on sustainability of driven-grouse moors.

Membership of an independent group to ensure grouse moor management practices are sustainable and legally compliant has been confirmed.

The new group will be led by Professor Alan Werrity, who previously chaired a Scottish Natural Heritage review into sustainable moorland management. It […]

Rhino poacher sentenced to 18 years in prison

A court in Malawi has convicted and sentenced a rhino poacher to 18 years in prison for killing an adult female black rhinoceros. Two of his accomplices were also handed sentences of ten and eight years each. The recent 18-year sentence might serve as a deterrent to would-be poachers, some experts say.