Wildlife disease and intoxication with heavy metals and toxic compounds from agriculture/veterinarian practices do not seem to be a significant threat to the Egyptian Vulture

The VCF has just published a report, commissioned by the LIFE+ project “The Return of the Neophron” (LIFE10 NAT/BG/000152) on possible infections (bacteria or virus) and potential exposure to toxic substances or intoxications caused by heavy metals, pesticides and veterinary medicaments on samples from Egyptian vultures from the Balkans. […]

Malta: A bird trapper given suspended sentence for assault on BirdLife volunteers

A Maltese bird trapper has been handed a suspended sentence and fined for an assault on 2 BirdLife volunteers which left one victim needing dental surgery. Conservation manager Nicholas Barbara requiring dental surgery to repair broken teeth resulting from the unprovoked attack in Delimara earlier this year.


Can you help the police identify this peregrine nest robber?

After nearly six months South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit are appealing for information from the public for information which would identify the individual captured by CCTV on Friday 8th May stealing a peregrine chick from a nest site in Rotherham. You may ask why did the police wait so long before […]