[SinglePic not found]This story has nothing to do with raptor persecution – it’s about a solicitor – Yvonne Hossack - is accused of bringing her profession into disrepute, and will face a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal next month. You can read the full details on the Daily Telegraph web site.
[SinglePic not found]“Police, camera, no appropriate licence to be at raptor nest” might be a better title for the puff piece we’ve just received from colleagues down South – Chris Visser of the Lancashire Evening Post interviewing Duncan Thomas, Police Wildlife Liaison Officer and saviour of our planet – or at least the Lancashire bit [...]
Updated 7 August 2009 – see footnote*
On Friday 7th August, representatives of Lancashire Police Force will be meeting the conservation worker – wrongly cautioned under s59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 – at his solicitor’s office.
Will they, I wonder, have the integrity to own up that the charge was nothing more [...]
I’ve just seen a copy of a letter from Natural England to the North West Raptor Group – and it beggars belief!
There are some things you need to know about me first. I set this site up initially for the benefit of the North West Raptor Group, for reporting on raptor persecution in [...]
Once again, we learn that the police in the Bowland area are using a law designed to deter off-road cars and bikes from causing a nuisance in the countryside for a purpose it was never intended for. Please read this item from the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society web site relaying information from the [...]
Let me tell you a tale. ‘When I were a lad’, I had respect for the law – mainly in the shape of the village bobby. The one in my village only had one eye, so if you were up to no good, it was best to keep on the right side of him [...]
We have already reported in our earlier posts that site 7 has been one of a number of nesting sites subjected to persistent persecution and interference over the last two decades in the Forest of Bowland. In the last 10 seasons, despite eggs being laid at site 7 each year, only 3 young have [...]
During the last few decades direct human persecution of birds of prey throughout England’s moorland uplands have taken a different and sinister tack. No longer do we find nests containing smashed eggs or dead chicks with their heads decapitated. No, the strategies being used today to reduce brood sizes have now become much more [...]