Has another historic snowy owl invasion already begun in the northeast and upper midwest of the United States?

 

Pennsylvania and other northern states of America could be in the path of another big influx of snowy owls from the tundra of the Arctic again this winter.

Indications are building that many of the large owls, referred to by the code SNOW by licensed bird-banders, according to Project SNOWstorm, a snowy owl-tracking […]

A recently fledged satellite tagged Italian Peregrine Falcon found buried after being shot.

A recently fledged immature Satellite tagged Peregrine Falcon found Shot after being buried in the Regional Park along the Alcantara River, north of Mount Etna, Sicily.

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New Grouse moor management review group announced yesterday by the Scottish Government

New group to focus on sustainability of driven-grouse moors.

Membership of an independent group to ensure grouse moor management practices are sustainable and legally compliant has been confirmed.

The new group will be led by Professor Alan Werrity, who previously chaired a Scottish Natural Heritage review into sustainable moorland management. It […]

Rhino poacher sentenced to 18 years in prison

A court in Malawi has convicted and sentenced a rhino poacher to 18 years in prison for killing an adult female black rhinoceros. Two of his accomplices were also handed sentences of ten and eight years each. The recent 18-year sentence might serve as a deterrent to would-be poachers, some experts say.

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Great for Spain’s wildlife but look what we have to put up with!!

The Duke of Westminster owns and leases land in Spain for shooting which is the home for the endangered Iberian lynx together with several nesting pairs of Spanish Imperial Eagles, and rated as the best protected area in Europe for endangered wildlife. But back in Britain where the Duke owns several Red Grouse moors in […]

Event to support the motion to ban hunting on National Trust land

Online and postal voting for the National Trust AGM has now closed. But it’s not over yet.The AGM will take place next Saturday 21st September at the STEAM museum in Swindon, just around the corner from the National Trust HQ. We will be there to show support for the motion and those that are […]

86 million Americans watched wildlife in 2016, a 20 percent jump from 2011

People watch birds at the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Photo by Brett Billings/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Throughout the USA a survey on wildlife tourism is undertaken every 5 years. In Britain many areas have nothing done at all making it look like wildlife is not […]

NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW 2018-2023 Initial Consultation ‘Your Dales’ July 2017

Malham Cove attracts thousands of Visitors each year to view one of the few Peregrines nesting in the National Park

 

Prepared on behalf of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan Steering Group

Contents 1. Summary 1 2.

Background and Introduction 2 3.

Overview of responses 3 4.

Questionnaire results 3 […]

Protesters in their thousands descend on Westminster today calling for end to grouse shooting on Inglorious Twelfth

Ashamed and very angry citizens from across our country gathered in front of Westminster in their thousands (today 12th August 2017) to voice their concerns at the killing of wildlife, including Hen Harriers on red grouse moorland. The Tory Government should be totally ashamed at the blatant disregard for our wildlife. The killing must stop, […]

Revised Video: Driven Grouse Shooting. (Hen Harriers & Peregrines). Made by Tom Wood

This video has been released for a second time after minor editing today (12/7/2017), sets out the case for banning driven grouse shooting both on the grounds of its dependence on the illegal killing of birds of prey and for its wider impacts. Interviews with Natalie Bennett, Dr Mark Avery and Terry Pickford, a founder […]