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.

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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.

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Great for Spain’s wildlife but look what we have to put up with!!

The Duke of Westminster owns and leases land in Spain for shooting which is the home for the endangered Iberian lynx together with several nesting pairs of Spanish Imperial Eagles, and rated as the best protected area in Europe for endangered wildlife. But back in Britain where the Duke owns several Red Grouse moors in […]

Event to support the motion to ban hunting on National Trust land

Online and postal voting for the National Trust AGM has now closed. But it’s not over yet.The AGM will take place next Saturday 21st September at the STEAM museum in Swindon, just around the corner from the National Trust HQ. We will be there to show support for the motion and those that are […]

86 million Americans watched wildlife in 2016, a 20 percent jump from 2011

People watch birds at the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Photo by Brett Billings/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Throughout the USA a survey on wildlife tourism is undertaken every 5 years. In Britain many areas have nothing done at all making it look like wildlife is not […]

NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW 2018-2023 Initial Consultation ‘Your Dales’ July 2017

Malham Cove attracts thousands of Visitors each year to view one of the few Peregrines nesting in the National Park

 

Prepared on behalf of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan Steering Group

Contents 1. Summary 1 2.

Background and Introduction 2 3.

Overview of responses 3 4.

Questionnaire results 3 […]