RSPB Press Release: Raven found shot in Cheshire, 16 May 2019

A protected raven has been found illegally shot near Delamere Forest, Cheshire, triggering a police investigation.

The bird was found in a field by a man walking his dog along the edge of the forest. The bird had no head but had no other injuries. He contacted the RSPB’s Investigations unit for advice, and they […]

Ten poisoned Ravens found on farmland on the Wales/Shropshire border

Press release from RSPB (19 February 2019)

West Mercia Police undertook an investigation after ten dead ravens, a dead crow and parts of a dead lamb were found close together on farmland near Vron Woods, Beguildy on the Wales/Shropshire border.

The birds were reported to the RSPB and collected by Natural England in April 2018, […]

The Silent Spring continues across the Forest of Bowland

This is our second update this spring, and frankly this is one of the most appalling seasons for our moorland raptors we have experienced in a long long time, and the situation has all the characteristics of deteriorating much further.


Rachel Carson’s prediction have become a reality across the Forest of Bowland.

An account of a day walking the isolated and beautiful fells of Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, where indigenous raptors that were reasonably common twenty years age are being threatened by unprecedented illegal practices. These criminal activities are being specifically undertaken to conserve and increase red grouse numbers which are then shot for sport at the […]

Are wildlife able to efficiently clean up animal ‘After Birth’ saving the tax-payer millions of £’s

Several years ago Raptor Politics was contacted by a resident from the South Cumbrian town of Ulverston, informing us he and his wife had witnessed on several occasions up to 7 Red Kites feeding together in a local farmers field on sheep ‘after-birth’ deposited all over the field after the Ewes had […]

Hen Harrier: was a golden opportunity lost by not satellite tagging all harriers at Langholm this season?

Already we have seen a number of this year’s young harriers leaving Langholm for pastures new. Annie one of two tagged harriers is reported to have flown 85 km across the border into Northumberland and is currently residing SW of Wooler. It appears that so far there has been no available data from Sid’s satellite […]

America: State of Idaho has Federal approval to destroy 4000 Ravens

State of Idaho To Kill 4000 Ravens target: Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho, and Virgil Moore, director of Idaho Fish and Game

The number of signatures stand at 6,000 so far, help us get to 10,000 by May 1, 2014


Claims the Raven is causing serious damage to livestock on the Langholm moors refuted.

CLAIMS that ravens are causing serious damage to livestock on the Langholm moors have been refuted by an agricultural consultant. Scottish Natural Heritage confirmed this week that a licence has been granted to cull ten ravens on the Eskdale hillside after damage was found to stock.