The RSPB challenge the shooting community to take action to bring a halt to the destruction of raptors.

The RSPB is challenging members of the shooting community to take action against the shooting and destruction of birds of prey.


The Raptor killings continues with impunity: RSPB Bird Crime 2013 published

This week the RSPB published its latest annual report on crimes against birds in the UK in 2013, the report makes for dismal reading, it seems the killing of so called ‘protected’ raptors continues and may even be gaining momentum.


Tighter regulation of Scotland’s driven grouse shooting is necessary to protect raptors

Mr Tim Baynes of the Scottish Land and Estates Moorland Group accuses wildlife charities of speculating on the illegal poisoning case in spring 2014 involving the death of 16 red kites on the Black Isle, in his words “straining the relationship between land managers and conservationists” (“Landowners hit out at wildlife group claims on raptor […]

Hen harrier satellite tracking programme results published by Natural England

We are most grateful to Natural England for making public their initial findings of their Hen Harrier tracking programme between 2007 to 2014. A total of 21 Hen Harrier were sat tagged in Bowland since 2007 (including the 4 RSPB 2014 birds). Of these only 3 can be confirmed to be still […]

RSPB Media Release: RSPB issues challenge to shooting community as illegal bird of prey killing continues

Illegal persecution continues to deprive the UK countryside of our native birds of prey and the RSPB is challenging leaders in the shooting community to acknowledge this and taken real action to stop the killing.

Britain’s so called protected raptors should be free to fly […]

United Utilities Plc shows how Red Grouse & the Hen Harrier can be managed successfully side by side.

This year United Utilities, northern England’s largest water utility company, proved once and for all that red grouse and hen harriers can co-exist together with the right attitude, commitment and support from landowners and gamekeepers. As we now know two breeding pairs of hen harrier each successfully reared broods of young on moorland owned by […]

RSPB Media Release:UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’,

Media release issued on behalf of the RSPB and WWT

UK Government has ‘the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems facing the world’, say two leading wildlife charities

Today [Monday 27 October], the UK Government has the perfect opportunity to solve some of the biggest conservation problems […]

Raptors: Restrictions on suspected wildlife criminals proposed for Scotland

Alex Hogg: Scottish Government Measures could have ‘serious unintended consequences’

Shooting Estates where there is evidence that wildlife crime against protected birds of prey has taken place will not be issued with licences to trap or shoot wild birds in the future, the Scottish Government announced earlier this month.


Britains’s largest mass poisoning of raptors a new twist: Unbelievable press release from police Scotland.

It has now been seven months since the largest massacre of protected raptors in Britain’s history, so far despite a huge police investigation into the poisoning of 16 red kites & 6 buzzards at Conon Bridge, Ross-shire, no one has been charged with any crime. This week the Scottish police who are in charge of […]

Friends of Earth (FoE) launch legal action to stop capture of beavers in Devon

Friends of Earth are using a legal challenge in an attempt to prevent DEFRA using licences to remove beavers believed to be the first to live in the wild in England for centuries.

The UK government propose to issued licences to remove beavers living on […]