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. […]

Five wildlife conservationists held by Iran could face the death penalty

Up to five conservation researchers accused of spying by the Iranian government could face the death penalty if convicted, according to multiple media reports.

Conservationists Niloufar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian, Houman Jowkar, Sepideh Kashani and Morad Tahbaz work with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation on the conservation of different wildlife species in Iran, […]

New report: over half the world’s raptors have declining populations

We interview our Chief Scientist, Stuart Butchart, about a newly published paper: State of the World’s Raptors. What threats face this iconic group of birds, and what can we do to help?

Why is it important to focus on the status of raptors in particular?

From ghostly owls to majestic birds of prey, raptors are […]

Raptor Poisoning: Scotland’s Continuing Shame

During the early 1970’s when I worked in the Scottish Highlands for a great raptor conservationist Hon.Douglas Weir, I spend many enjoyable weeks each summer tracking through the Inverness glens looking for nesting golden eagles and peregrines. The data I recorded of occupied sites found was then passed back to Doug Weir; […]

Fighting illegal poisoning in Europe with LIFE

Anti-poisoning dog unit established on Portuguese side of the Douro canyon through LIFE Rupis Illegal poisoning is the single biggest threat to vultures not only in Europe but across the globe. Many of the conservation projects we are partners on are funded by the European Union’s LIFE programme […]

Rally to ban grouse shooting, 11 August,Town Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX

Public· Hosted by Ban Bloodsports on Yorkshire’s Moors 11th August at 11:30 – 14:00 Town Square, Bridge Gate, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EX Interested Going Share Rally to ban grouse shooting! […]

Birds of prey more Effective than Poison for Rodent Control, American Study Concludes

Rat poison kills large mammals, including endangered species. American Study finds hawks are more effective and environmentally friendly.

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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

The Inside Out programme broadcast last night can be accessed on Catch Up by […]

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

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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 […]