Massive poisoning incident(s) in Kresna Gorge, Bulgaria deals a blow to the recovering Balkan griffon vulture population

Within the last two weeks a total of 8 griffon vultures, and several other animals (wolves, foxes and other raptors), have been found dead in Kresna Gorge (Bulgaria), illegally poisoned. The griffon vultures found dead constitute the bulk of the local breeding population, so their offspring have also probably perished. Unfortunately, the number of poisoned […]

Terry Pickford talks to That’s Lancashire TV .

Terry Pickford talks about wildlife crime to ‘That’s Lancashire TV’ Headlines News Last Night. Fury at Peregrine shot on Lancashire Church. Calls for tougher punishments for wildlife crimes.

 

Fury as a shot Peregrine found dead on Lancashire Church

Sadly incidents of illegal killing of England’s ‘protected’ birds of prey, whether on Red Grouse moors or in the urban environment are increasing despite what our present Prime Minister is telling the public in Parliament. Conveniently Mrs. May has overlooked the fact that the Hen Harrier did not breed last year on any grouse […]

Birth control measures for Wensleydale grey squirrels. How will this effect predating raptors like Goshawk?

Grey squirrels in North Yorkshire are being given contraceptives in their food in a bid to control their population. The move is being made in Wensleydale to help the red squirrels which live there thrive. The red squirrel has been in severe decline in the UK as the greys, which are not a […]

DEFRA approve new indiscriminate ‘vermin’ trap.

Stop the Scottish Government poisoning eagles.

In recent years I have been visiting the island of Islay due to its dramatic wildlife which is a big winter destination for many tourists to witness the 50,000+ geese that arrive mainly from Greenland, and the dramatic landscape of the island offering habitats for so many other birds especially eagles. Islay is the most […]

More discarded game birds discovered dumped after being shot, this time near Sheffield

Last evening we received the following images and detail showing more corpses of shot game birds including 2 pheasants and 3 duck which had been dumped and discarded behind a stone wall. What makes this discovery all the more abhorrent is the fact that after each of the birds had been shot the breast meat […]

Gamekeepers Disgraceful Wastage – surplus pheasant dumped.

 

This footage depicts the corpses of approximately 200 rotting pheasants, which had been shot before being dumped adjacent an open crow trap on a red grouse moor.

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Imperial Iberian Eagle poisoned in ecological protection zone in Portugal

Eleven animals and birds have been poisoned in the Castro Verde ecological protection zone in the lower Alentejo, Portugal.

Among the birds found dead were endangered species including a rare Iberian imperial eagle and several Kites.

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