Irish Raptor Study Group challenges Donegal wind farm permission 29th August 2018

Presence of endangered Hen Harrier on wind farm site should have been verified.

The Irish Raptor Study Group was today granted permission to bring judicial review proceedings challenging a decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a 19-turbine wind farm located at Meenbog in South Eastern Donegal.

The proposed development site is […]

Grouse moors: Working together to achieve shared outcomes

A training workshop for Natural England employees and those working in upland management recently took place on the North York Moors.

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The training workshop brought moorland management and knowledge sharing out into the field.

The National Gamekeepers Organisation has provided an […]

Yorkshire gamekeeper caught red handed killing two short-eared owls.


On the 19th April 2017 RSPB officers witnessed Timothy David Cowin shoot two protected short eared owls in the Langshaw Moss area of the Whernside shoot. The disposal of the bodies on the moor was filmed, officers from North Yorkshire and Cumbria Police met RSPB at the location and intercepted Cowin. The bodies […]

Remains of world’s oldest ringed golden eagle found in Sutherland

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The remains of the oldest ringed golden eagle in the world have been found on a hillside in Sutherland. The male golden eagle was thought to have died in a territorial battle about six weeks before it was discovered […]

Cumbria farmer guilty of disturbing breeding #Ospreys at their Bassenthwaite nest

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A Cumbrian farmer has been convicted of two charges of intentionally disturbing the nest of a pair of breeding ospreys.


The killing of 2 Peregrines in 2016 at a Forest of Bowland eyrie brought about the end of an era.

The video above was captured by a covert camera positioned overlooking this active Forest of Bowland Peregrine nest in April 2016. The District Judge who heard the case at Preston Magistrates court beginning in September 2017, ruled the video evidence inadmissible as the camera had been installed illegally without the landowners approval. […]