Raptor Poisoning: Scotland’s Continuing Shame

During the early 1970’s when I worked in the Scottish Highlands for a great raptor conservationist Douglas Weir, I spend many enjoyable weeks each summer tracking through the Inverness glens looking for nesting golden eagles and peregrines. The data I recorded of occupied sites found was then passed back to Doug Weir; in turn Doug […]

Scottish Natural Heritage: Action to conserve raptors across Eurasia and Africa

A conference opens this week in Edinburgh to increase international action to conserve raptors across Africa and Eurasia. At least 32 of the 60 species of migratory raptors assessed in Africa and Eurasia have an unfavourable conservation status, and many of these are showing long-term population declines due to habitat loss, unlawful killing and land-use […]