Maltese nationals stopped at Milan airport carrying 180 dead birds

Three Maltese nationals stopped by customs at Milan Linate in alleged attempt to smuggle protected birds into Malta


Environment cuts prompt call for new deal on nature

RSPB Media Release

Cuts to the environment budget announced today (Wed, June 26) prove the need for a radical rethink on how we protect our threatened wildlife.


Image of the Month by Sam Hobson

Today we are proud to publish another stunning Peregrine image taken by Bristol wildlife photographer Sam Hobson. This week Sam was able to capture two sibling peregrines fighting over prey just a few metres in front of where Sam was standing. Having watched the peregrine nest for many weeks in the heart of Bristol, Sam […]

Yet another Satellite Tracked Golden Eagle goes off the radar

It is with great anger and disappointment that we are reporting, once again, the mysterious loss of another of Roy Dennis’s satellite tagged Golden Eagles. This time the eagle, a two year old bird called Angus 33 disappeared on the 13th May on the Glenbuchat Estate. Although the location from where the last signal had […]

Live Raptor Web Cams from around the World-Third update

If anyone is aware of any additional live raptor web cams not featured below, we would appreciate you getting in touch with us. Please send any details via the Contact Us link on the home page, or alternatively you can add the information as a comment and we can pick the link up from there, […]

Pheasants given more protection than buzzards by the law! Not allowed to remove nuisance pheasants

The law seems stacked in favour of shooting over wildlife protection

June 2013. Natural England recently gave permission for gamekeeper to destroy four buzzard nests to protect his ‘livestock’ (which includes any animal kept for the provision or improvement of shooting). This seems to contradict a statement put out last year by Richard Benyon, the […]


Police Scotland and RSPB Scotland are appealing for information after it emerged that a protected red kite has been found dead in Aberdeenshire. The bird was discovered in an area of woodland near Aboyne on Royal Deeside by a walker on 6th April.


South Scotland gamekeeper Peter Bell admits buzzard poisoning

Bell admitted poisoning a buzzard in southern Scotland last year A gamekeeper from southern Scotland has been fined more than £4,000 for poisoning a buzzard and possessing illegal pesticides. Peter Bell, 62, of Newton Stewart, admitted four contraventions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. Bell committed the poisoning offence by lacing a pheasant carcass […]

Gloucestershire man sentenced for stealing and then selling rare birds of prey from zoos

Keith Beaven was given a 40-week sentence, suspended for 18 months The former owner of a bird-of-prey centre has been given a suspended prison sentence for stealing rare owls. Beaven was given a 40-week sentence, suspended for 18 months, at Gloucester Crown Court. He was also ordered to pay over £16,000 in costs. […]

European Commissioner orders inquiry on Malta’s ‘Far West’ spring hunting

European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Poto?nik, has ordered an inquiry to be held on Malta’s spring hunting derogation. The Commissioner was replying to a question by ALDE MEP Zanoni, Vice-President of the inter-group for the Protection of Animals in the European Parliament.