Two photographers found guilty of illegally disturbing nesting White-tailed eagles on Mull.

Two wildlife photographers have each been found guilty of illegally disturbing a nesting pair of white-tailed sea eagles on the Isle of Mull.

On 24th November at Oban Sheriff Court, 32 year old Yuli Panayotov from London and Ivaylo Takev,(36) from Norwich were charged with disturbing the breeding birds of prey near Killechronan in May […]

Osborne tears up key countryside protection and green energy project.

Whitehall sources confirmed that a review would be made of the Habitats Regulations, which transpose two very strong EU wildlife directives, the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1982 Habitats Directive, into British law. The regulations make damaging developments on prime nature sites virtually impossible, and have long been criticised by parts of the business lobby. […]

E-petition – Gremlins all sorted out, site up and running correctly

Important notice regarding the e-petition. It seems that although many many people have now advised us that they have signed the e-petition in the last 24 hours, the total number has not increased from 1813 signatures since yesterday at all. Several individuals have now sent messages via the Contact Us link to tell us they […]

California company pulls plug on Wind Farm, Citing Risk to Birds

A San Francisco company said it has abandoned plans for a large-scale wind farm near Winters because the turbines could have harmed golden eagles, bald eagles and other local bird species.

Pattern Energy Group LP said the 100-megawatt project would have provided enough energy to light about 44,000 homes and would have created as many […]

Dr. Mark Avery gives his full support to the e-petition on his daily blog

Today 24 November Raptor Politics are pleased to announce Mark Avery has posted support on his blog for the e-petition. His message is titled “Send a message to Westminster government on raptor persecution please.” Well done Dr Avery.


Introduction of Vicarious Liability e-Petition – The first 5 days.

Vicarious Liability, so far in the 5 days since the e-petition was launched it has succeeded in reaching 1164 signatures. With your help and CONTINUED support we can reach well over 1500 signatures in less than one week. Please keep this issue on your Face book and continue to Twitter the message on a continuous […]

New e-petition initiated “All Birds of Prey should not be protected.”

A new e-petition has now been accepted by the Government stating “All birds of prey should not be protected”. The new petition runs until August 2012, several months shorter than the one initiated by Chrissie Harper and supported by the North West Raptor Protection Group last Friday. There is more than a suspicion that this […]

Persecution, Prosecutions and Penalties

In the RSPB 2010 Birdcrime report there is an interesting section titles Prosecutions (page 36) that includes an analysis of the prosecutions for wildlife crimes since 2001, under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act, Control of Trade in Endangered Species,(Enforcement) Regulations 1997, Customs and Management Act 1979 and the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985.


Raptor persecution in the UK past and PRESENT! Sign the e-petition!

As the year draws to a close including another breeding season for British birds of prey we can look back and reflect on not just breeding successes and failures but also the persecution that birds of prey have had to face.

527 crimes relating to birds of prey were reported relating to birds of […]

Three peregrine falcons attacked in Shropshire.

Three peregrine falcons have had to be put down by a vets in the Telford area of Shropshire over the past fortnight after suffering serious injuries, officials said today.