A red kite was found dead in a field in Wigmore, Herefordshire

RSPB Press Release.

Police and the RSPB are investigating the illegal killing of two protected wild birds of prey.

A red kite was found dead in a field in Wigmore, Herefordshire on New Years Eve 2019 by a member of the public. The RSPB and West Mercia Police were notified. When the police collected […]

An amazing turn around which can have an influence around Britain!

I have lived and worked in a remote part of Cumbria since 1981, and I love to watch wildlife of all kinds not just birds of prey which I am especially keen on. While travelling close to home on Monday I drove passed a banking which I knew held a verity of special plants, […]

Independent Grouse Moor Review does not go far or fast enough to tackle raptor crimes

RSPB Press Release: ‘Werritty’ Review Group publishes findings

RSPB Scotland has given a cautious welcome to the publication today of the long-anticipated report by the Scottish Government’s Independent Grouse Moor Review Group, chaired by Professor Alan Werritty.

We support the recommendations relating to regulation of muirburn and better safeguards for mountain hare populations, however […]

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 launched 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/. Seventeen 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. [airesizeimg src=”http://raptorpolitics.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Langholm-Moor-Web1.jpg” alt=”Langholm-Moor-Web” class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-24667″ ] […]

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.

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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 […]

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