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 […]

Hen Harriers & Peregrine are likely to disappear as a breeding species from English Red Grouse moors within the next 5 years, or less.

The 3 stuffed Hen Harriers inside this display cabinet formed a small part of a larger number of illegally shot Bowland raptors which were confiscated by Lancashire police under a search warrant from the home of award winning photographer Dennis Green. When police raided Greens home they uncovered several cases of […]

No gap in law for wildlife crime video evidence, say prosecutors

No gap in law for wildlife crime video evidence, say prosecutors

Prosecutors have insisted there is no gap in the law when it comes to the use of video evidence in wildlife crime cases. MSPs on Holyrood’s Environment Committee questioned whether a review of the legislation was required after […]

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 […]