North Yorkshire Police appeal after injured marsh harrier found near Scarborough

Police are appealing for information after an injured marsh harrier was found near Scarborough. The bird was found at 4pm on Sunday 18 August 2019 by a member of the public in a stubble field close to the village of Hutton Buscel near Scarborough.It was taken to local wildlife rehabilitator Jean Thorpe for […]

New Rewilding organisation launced in Scotland

On Saturday 21st September a new organisation was launched at the ‘Rewilding’ conference held at Stirling University. It was the Scottish Rewilding Alliance – https://www.rewild.scot/. 17 organisations had joined up as they all thought this was a great way of pushing the benefits of ‘Rewilding’ which include increase wildlife, jobs in rural areas and expanding […]

The Langholm Moor Working Group are working on a community land buyout to make nature reserve.

Langholm Moor Nature Reserve: Community Land Buy-Out

The Langholm Moor Working Group are working on a community land buy out to establish the Langholm Moor Nature Reserve to benefit the local people, nature conservation & tourism. […]

Driven Grouse Shooting must be brought to an end. See some of the reason why below.

There are sufficient reasons depicted by the images below, including Chris Packham’s video, why we should all sign the ongoing petition calling for the banning of Driven Grouse shooting in England. We would ask each of you to please take a few moment to sign and share the petition to your friends to […]

International consortium to strengthen global action on combating wildlife crime

PRESS ADVISORY International consortium to strengthen global action on combating wildlife crime

Geneva,15 August 2019 – The International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) will host three high-profile events at this month’s CITES conference to draw attention to activities for enabling authorities to effectively respond to wildlife crime and the organized crime groups behind […]

Check out the Bird Fair, visit John Miles on stand 14 in the Wild Zone

Check out the Bird Fair this year with ‘Chick Books‘ run by John Miles sponsoring the children’s section called the ‘Wild Zone’. John has worked with Birds of Prey most of his life, and was employed by the RSPB for many years as their warden on the Society’s Geltsdale reserve in the Northern Pennines.

Cyprus: The Barn Owl project: From small beginnings to a national action plan.

It is always rewarding to see the smile on a farmer’s face when they hear that a Barn Owl has occupied “their” nest box. Since 2015, we’ve been installing Barn Owl boxes in collaboration with farmers and farming communities with funding from the Tasso Leventis Conservation Foundation. The aim is to […]

Buccleuch to sell Langholm moor

Buccleuch Estate Press Release 30 May 2019

LAND TO BE MARKETED FOR SALE ON BUCCLEUCH’S BORDERS ESTATE

Buccleuch announced today it intends to sell a substantial landholding the Scottish Borders, including Langholm Moor.

Part of the Langholm Estate

Following a review of land on its estates, 25,000 acres […]

Great results from the Bearded Vulture Breeding Season 2017/18 and our exciting plans for releasing birds in 2019

Bearded Vulture breeding pair incubating their clutch at the Green Balkans Wildlife Rescue Centre

With the Bearded Vulture breeding season well under way we thought we would look back on the 2018 breeding results from the Bearded Vulture Captive Breeding Network and share our plans for the release […]

Islay – The New Malta

Here we have 2 islands, one in the Mediterranean baked with sunshine and one positioned off the coast of Scotland with a high wind and rainfall. One has a population of 460,000 while the other only 3000. It is Islay with a small population but nearly twice the land mass at 619 sq. km. […]