Alleged Peregrine Disturbance – “Double Standards”

My name is Andy and for the past eight summers I have been working as a volunteer, protecting nesting peregrines at Warton Quarry, near Carnforth, Lancashire. I work as part of a dedicated civilian team. Although the RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve is just a few miles north, at Silverdale, the Society has played no […]

Bats being killed in their tens of thousands by turbine blades -View the Video

For those of you who didn’t click onto this link I sent out the other day, can you please do so now and then send it over to the contacts on the attachment. Many of you may remember a letter we received last year calling for evidence; many of the lines ended with these […]

First two Irish White-tailed eagles chicks in 110 years almost ready to fledge

Irish Scientists are hopeful that the first two White-tailed eagles hatched in 110 years will fledge from their tree eyrie built on an island on Lough Derg in Mountshannon, Co. Clare within the next few days, this will indeed be a historic moment for everyone involved in this Irish reintroduction project.

Rare Black-throated Diver found shot in Scotland

RSPB Scotland are appealing for information after a Black-throated Diver, one of Scotland’s rarest birds, was found dead on the shore of Loch Gowan, near Achnasheen (Highland). The bird was discovered by local biologist Jim Raffell and was reported to the RSPB. […]

Greater Manchester Police investigate Buzzard shot in the head Nr Bolton

Police in Greater Manchester are investigating after a protected species of bird was shot dead in Bolton. At about 8pm on 25 June 2013, police were called to Salford Road at its junction with St Helens Road after a dog walker found a dead buzzard in a nearby field. Officers attended and the bird was […]

Former Lancashire Wildlife Crime Officer appointed to BASC

Duncan Thomas once told Terry Pickford my main objective is to remove you from the Forest of Bowland

Duncan Thomas, a former wildlife crime liaison officer in a high-profile role with Lancashire Constabulary, has joined the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), to boost the regional […]

Cumbrian Buzzards Bludgeoned to death – Additional detail courtesy of Andrew Jake the man who reported what he found.

Persecution; Hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression. how about murder?


In February this year (2013), I decided to explore more of the surrounding of Whinfell Forest in Cumbria. The area has always had an interest to me since moving to the Penrith area in 2011. I forever […]

Hen Harrier Success at Langholm

We are delighted to report the good news that two pairs of hen harriers have successfully hatched 10 chicks between them on the Duke of Buccleuh’s estates at Langholm. One nest has been recorded containing 6 chicks, a second nest contains 4 chicks together with a single unhatched egg. This is indeed very good news, […]

Seventy day PRISON sentence suspended because this criminal was too sick to go to prison – judge for yourself after viewing the video, was the sentence appropriate?

WARNING-This video contains graphic images of a ‘sick’ gamekeeper killing protected wildlife with not a thought of remorse for the action he is taking. If he had been bludgeoning a child to death instead of three buzzards, despite the man’s claims that he was too ill to go to prison, he would have been […]

Cumbria gamekeeper pleads guilty to illegally killing buzzards

RSPB Media Release

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