RSPB Scotland appeal after satellite tagged Hen Harrier found shot dead in south-west

Image: Steve Round

RSPB Scotland have today issued an appeal for information after post-mortem results confirmed that a hen harrier found dead on a grouse moor in south-west Scotland in late April had been illegally shot.

The young female harrier, named “Annie”, had been fitted with a satellite transmitter […]

Eagle Owl Cull- Dismissed by Mr Richard Benyon MP

[singlepic id=247 w=320 h=240 float=left]Ministers decision on the Eagle Owl Cull You heard it first of the Raptor Politics Web Site We have just received an e-mail from DEFRA confirming that the Minister has come to a decision on his policy regarding eagle owls in the wild in England, which is as follows:

‘After considering […]

Eagle Owl Debate Radio 4. Thursday 18th November 9pm

[singlepic id=249 w=320 h=240 float=left]Not too much information to add really, all we know at this time is that BBC Radio 4 will host a debate about Alien Species which will include Eagle Owl. Interestingly, according to the Radio Times it appears UK Eagle Owls are thought to have now been introduced into the UK […]

Eagle Owl Cull – A reply from Richard Benyon M.P. to The President of The World Owl Trust

[singlepic id=229 w=250 h=152 float=left]As many readers of this site will be aware, on 28 September I wrote to Richard Benyon M.P., the Minister for Natural Environment & Fisheries on behalf of the World Owl Trust , the man charged with the responsibility of making the final decision regarding a possible cull of […]

The “One Show” BBC , tonight 8th November 7pm – Eagle Owl

Raptor Politics have just learned that the “One Show” BBC1 tonight 7pm will feature an interview with Dr. Andrew Farrar from the RSPB speaking about Eagle Owls. Please don’t blame us if we learn nothing new, but at least we should all watch it.

English Hen Harrier- A Critical Moment, What Should Happen Next?

[singlepic id=240 w=250 h=152 float=left]The iconic bird of prey the hen harrier continues to teeter on the brink of extinction in the uplands of England the result of decades of persecution associated with the management of driven grouse moors. In 2008 Natural England published a report entitled “A Future for the Hen Harrier in England”. […]