Barn owl dies after colliding and becoming trapped in Chinese lantern

Chinese (sky) lanterns



Chinese lanterns pose a threat to wildlife, livestock andother animals by causing injuries that lead to suffering and aslow painful death.


The untimely death of a Cumbrian Barn Owl

The Slow death of a Barn Owl captured by one of our followers. Attached is a sorry sight of a dead female Barn Owl caught by the wing during the very windy weather we had endured earlier this week. I photographed the bird over the Christmas holiday which is seen hanging from one of […]

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association claims Predators are the problem.

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association has declared 2014 as its ‘Year of the Wader’ to highlight the threats now facing species such as lapwing, curlew and plover throughout grouse moors in Scotland. […]

2014 – Andrew ‘sells’ Natural England!!

Days away from the New Year and already things are looking bad for raptors across the UK. Andrew Sells is to be the new boss of Natural England.


Christmas and New Year Greetings from the Raptor Politics Team.


Former gamekeeper denies killing and possessing dead birds

Stody Estate gamekeeper Allen Lambert arriving at King’s Lynn Magistrates. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A former Norfolk gamekeeper has pleaded guilty to keeping banned pesticides – but has denied killing and possessing dead birds. During a hearing at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Allen Charles Lambert confessed to storing mevinphos and aldicarb […]

What would a world look like without wildlife?

Greenpeace today released a clever video highlighting the global biodiversity crisis with a little help from a much-beloved Disney film. While it might seem unlikely the Africa’s animals will vanish, this is exactly what’s happening in parts of the continent due to poaching, poisoning, illegal trapping, illegal shooting, unsustainable bushmeat trade, habitat loss, massive development […]

UK Military bases in Cyprus-being used to illegally trap migrating birds .


  This footage, captured by BirdLife Cyprus in Dhekelia, reveals a labyrinth of nets and the speakers playing recordings of birdsong, which the trappers use to attract birds.


The latest poisoned golden eagle scandal – some thoughts by Wildlife Detective


A poisoned venison bait on a boundary fence

A poisoned hare bait beside an electrified double fence on a boundary

The poisoning of a satellite-tagged golden eagle in the Angus Glens is yet another disgraceful and disgusting crime against our wildlife committed in that area of Scotland. […]

Unimaginable slaughter of migrating birds in Lebanon.

We thought wildlife crime was bad in the Britain, well look at the images below to learn just how bad crimes against birds has become in the Lebanon.

Blood in the veins of nature lovers, ornithologists and scientists from all over Europe freezes dealings taking place in Lebanon. Many articles and video reports that it […]