Young Egyptian vulture released last week in Extremadura is already in central Morocco

On the 24 September a young Egyptian Vulture named Tizón was released in the Sierra de Hornachos (Extremadura), equipped with a GPS/GSM transmitter. The bird, a young born this year, was found a month ago at a petrol station, disoriented and suffering malnutrition. After a short period of recovery in the wildlife rehabilitation center of […]

New Scottish White-tailed eagle management plan proposed

White tailed sea eagles are one of the UK’s most protected species An action plan could be in place by 2017 to manage White-tailed sea eagles and their impact on farming throughout Scotland . Farmers and crofters have complained of sheep falling prey to the raptors, which were reintroduced to Scotland in the 1970s. […]

George Monbiot attacks subsidies to sheep farmers and grouse moor owners

Recently Guardian columnist George Monbiot gave a powerful speech to a packed audience at the Baptist Church as part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival.

He attacked the the “monoculture of the white plague” ie, the farming of sheep, and the giving of subsidies to grouse moor owners. Without subsidies, he told the audience, […]

Peregrine falcons in our towns and cities

Wildlife photographer Sam Hobson, from Bristol, has been photographing peregrine falcons locally since 2011. Several of his shots have been used to illustrate the recently published book, Urban Peregrines, by Bristol peregrine expert Ed Drewitt.

“Before moving to Bristol at the end of 2010 I’d only seen peregrines a handful of times and always at […]

Ministers warned capture of wild beavers may be illegal

Environmentalists are calling for an immediate halt to plans to capture and re-home beavers living on the River Otter in Devon. The Government should abandon its plans to capture wild beavers in Devon as it may be illegal, environmentalists have warned.

Ministers intend to capture, test and re-home beavers living on the River […]

Well known tourist attraction Peregrine falcon poisoned in Derry, Northern Ireland

Police in Londonderry are investigating the suspected poisoning of a peregrine falcon in the city.

The bird was found in the grounds of St Columb’s Cathedral on Saturday.


The Poisoning of Africa’s Vultures

Image Courtesy of Gonarezhou-Transfrontier Park NAIROBI, Kenya — IN July of last year, roughly 500 vultures died after they ate the pesticide-laced carcass of an elephant that had been killed by poachers in Namibia. It was an example of one poaching technique in Africa that seems to be on the rise: the poisoning of […]

Two of this years Bowland Hen Harriers reported missing in Lancashire.

Two young female satellite-tagged hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in unexplained circumstances after their satellite tags stopped working at the beginning of September. The female birds, named Sky and Hope, both fledged this year from nests on the United Utilities Bowland Estate in Lancashire where they had been protected around the clock by RSPB […]

Biology professor blows the whistle on wind farms

The biggest danger: corrupt research

Infrasound and other problems recognize

In an interview published in Truthout, Dr Patricia Mora casts doubts about the way in which environmental studies are conducted. “What happens is absolute corruption. I have to admit that generally there are “agreements” behind closed doors between the […]

Maltese Government backs police appeal for effective prison term against hunter

The Maltese government have confirmed that it backs a police appeal seeking an effective prison term for a man who was convicted of shooting a protected White Stork.

26-year-old tile-layer Gilian Tanti from St Julian’s was taken to court this afternoon and admitted shooting the bird in Marsa yesterday. He was fined […]