Worrying statistics show UK decline in numbers of hen harriers

Intensely managed grouse moorland and changes in habitat are part of the blame for the declining numbers in hen harriers an enquiry into the results of the 2010 survey has found. The survey found that despite steadily improving for decades the UK and Isle of Man population of hen harriers has declined by nearly a […]

Thirty-seven white-backed vultures have died in a mass poisoning incident at the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.

At about 10:15 on 21 November 2013, whilst on routine patrol in the Masinda Section of Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, South Africa, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife field rangers came across the carcasses of 37 white-backed vultures. All the dead birds were found in the immediate vicinity of a carcass of an elephant that died a month previously.

Indications […]