The End of Spring Hunting in Malta?

Today Malta goes to the polls to protect Turtle Doves and Quails

By BirdLife Malta

Malta lies along the central Mediterranean flyway and is a critical resting place for many migrating birds on their voyage north for breeding in spring. Sadly, all too often, Malta has also become their final resting place. The […]

Tawny Owl dies after being shot with air rifle in north Yorkshire

SHOT: The tawny owl had to be put to sleep after being shot


A family spotted the injured tawny owl by their garden fence, in Thorpe Bassett, near Rillington, on Easter Sunday, and immediately went to its aid by taking the tawny to Jean Thorpe, a wildlife rehabilitator in Norton. […]

Malta: Spring Hunting voting underway.


SHout spokeswoman Moira Delia on her way to vote. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Voters across the country are today heading to polling stations to decide the fate of spring hunting in the first-ever abrogative referendum. President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and her husband Edgar cast their vote at the Lija […]

Ross red kites slaughter shows guard must be up as ‘crime maps’ unveiled

THE shocking persecution of birds of prey in Ross-shire has been used to warn against complacency over new statistics showing a drop in offences revealed in new “crime maps”. The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland decreased from 23 in 2013 to 19 in 2014 — despite the […]