Northern England Raptor Disaster- Hen Harrier Discussions Collapse in Chaos

Following the departure of the RSPB from the Hen Harrier Dialogue process hosted by the Environment Council last year, we now learn that the Northern England Raptor Forum have followed suit by breaking off all further participation in these talks. Many would say not before time, as these talks between game shooting leaders and groups […]

Scientists claim Wind farms will create more carbon dioxide.

Thousands of Britain’s wind turbines will create more greenhouse gases than they save, according to potentially devastating scientific research to be published later this year. The significance of the research is increased by the fact that it is funded by the broadly pro-wind Scottish government .


Now there’s a surprise, the Scottish Gamekeepers Association reject claims that Eagle found dead with two broken legs had been trapped.

The dead eagle was found with broken legs under a tree near a lay-by in Aberdeenshire Claims that a golden eagle found dead in Royal Deeside in May 2012 had been left to die in a lay-by after being injured in a trap else where have been rejected by the representatives of the Scottish […]

BBC North East & Cumbria – The Hen Harrier

After watching this programme the majority of people will have few doubts who has been responsible for the loss of the Hen Harrier in England. We must congratulate Tim Melling from the RSPB for his straight talking, its only a pity that Natural England’s National Hen Harrier co-ordinator was not forthcoming regarding the culpability of […]

Peregrine falcon found shot near Preston released back into the wild


The falcon was taken back to the location where it was found

A last years fledged immatute male peregrine falcon found shot in the wing just outside Preston has recovered and has now been released back into the wild.


Northumberland gamekeeper cautioned for trap offences

RSPB Press Media Release

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A gamekeeper from Northumberland has been cautioned by Northumbria Police after failing to attend and properly check a crow cage trap over a fifteen day period in December last year. The trap had captured three buzzards on one occasion.


Hen Harriers: BBC One’s Inside Out North East and Cumbria on Monday night at 7.30pm.

This programme should not be missed. It has all the ingredients of being well worth watching in view of the loss of all but one breeding pair of Hen Harriers from England’s uplands last year. Perhaps just as important it will be interesting to hear what the two experts have to say about the current […]

Not all Doom & Gloom

When the National Gamekeeper’s Association starts getting all angsty about something, it’s worth looking at more closely and that is just what happened last week as they issued a call for the temporary ban on the use of second generation rat baits away from buildings, introduced by HSE , to be reversed.


Are the courts taking WILDLIFE CRIMES seriously, as yet another gamekeeper given lenient sentance?

A Yorkshire game keeper has been given community service of 120 hours and ordered to pay £85 costs for illegally using a gage trap baited with live pigeons, to trap buzzards. Shaun Allanson, 37, subsidised his income from working on the Blansby Park near Pickering, North Yorkshire, by breeding and selling game birds to […]

Hogg Wash Strikes once again in his latest Blog.

Occasionally someone comes along with a statement they have published which is totally beyond belief, more in keeping with fairly-land rather than any true reality. Much worst, as in this instance, the words we have republished below appear to indicate they believe what they are telling us.