Scotland’s highland estates face stricter legal controls over grouse shoots

Crackdown comes amid concerns about illegal persecution of birds of prey shot, poisoned or trapped by gamekeepers and farmers in Scotland. Stricter legal controls may be imposed on estates after revelations that at least 779 protected birds have been illegally killed over a 20-year period in Scotland

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The bearded vulture breeding season is starting!

Winter is just starting, yet for bearded vultures (both in the wild and in captivity), the 2015-2016 breeding seasons is just starting.