An Aberdeen man reported for hen harrier death in Aberdeenshire

An unknown 58 year old man has been reported to the procurator fiscal in relation to wildlife crime after the death of a hen harrier found in the Huntley area in Aberdeenshire last June. The individual is now expected to appear at Aberndeen Sheriff Court at a later date. We are disappointed but not too […]

Danube-wide winter census 750 White-tailed Eagles counted during a single day!

300 voluntary counters braved cold and wind to monitor 3000 river kilometres at the Danube on January 12th. They reported a pleasant result: In nine Danube countries, 750 eagles were counted! The number proves the perfect suitability of the Danube River as habitat for the White-tailed Eagle.

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American Bald Eagles Are Mysteriously Dying in Utah, but the cause is unknown.

 

A growing number of bald eagle deaths in Utah have left state wildlife officials without any solid explanations as they continue to dig into the mystery in search of answers.

This month, 21 bald eagles have been found with a mysterious illness, of which 16 have died. Normally the state sees bald eagle […]

Politics is still undermining raptor conservation in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland.

What happened on Saturday on Malta to Chris Packham was unacceptable and just goes to show where the loyalties of some Maltese police officers lie. The situation in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland is not much different. Raptor workers being maliciously accused of disturbing nesting peregrines without proof. Informed if they did not attend a […]

The British Government: Give custodial sentences to people who kill birds of prey

Many followers of this blog will recall the e-petition created by Chrissie Harper two year ago asking the current Tory government to introduce the law of Vicarious Liability ensuring that shooting estate owners then became legally responsible for the illegal actions of their gamekeeper employees. Scotland already has this law.The petition received over 10,000 signatures, […]

Police in the Highlands are investigating the death of yet another Buzzard

Police in the Scottish Highlands are claiming a dead buzzard found by a member of the public on the 9 December near the village of Tomatin in the Monadhliath mountains may have been killed deliberately. A police spokesperson said today that an examination of the buzzard suggests that it did not die of natural causes.

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Sign new petition to help save Britain’s birds of prey.

Britain’s rarest birds of prey, including hen harrier, red kites, peregrine falcon, goshawk, marsh harrier, buzzard and sparrowhawk, are being shot, trapped and poisoned in record numbers.

This persecution might be completely illegal, but inadequate legislation in England makes it easy for gamekeepers to massacre any nuisance, real or imagined. The birds are being slaughtered […]