Sign new petition to help save Britain’s birds of prey.

Britain’s rarest birds of prey, including hen harrier, red kites, peregrine falcon, goshawk, marsh harrier, buzzard and sparrowhawk, are being shot, trapped and poisoned in record numbers.

This persecution might be completely illegal, but inadequate legislation in England makes it easy for gamekeepers to massacre any nuisance, real or imagined. The birds are being slaughtered […]

Peregrine ‘holocaust’ looms on England’s Northern Uplands

The Final Solution.

Raptor Politics first published this appalling story on the 17th December 2013. However, because we have almost doubled the number of twitter followers in the past three months who may not have seen this important article we decided to re-publish in the public interest. The facts contained within Terry Pickford’s article, […]

E-Petition: Licencing of upland grouse moors and gamekeepers. Please sign this important document.

E-Petition Licencing of upland grouse moors and gamekeepers.

Responsible department: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Given the continuing levels of illegal persecution of birds of prey the Government is called upon to introduce a system of operating licences for upland grouse shoots.Following any proven offence of persecution on the […]

Living in Cuckoo Land!!

The RSPB’s Hen Harrier ‘Skydancer scheme’ funded by a lottery grant worth £370,000 has now reached the milestone of two years. Blanaid Denman the project leader, has talked to 994 school children and parents and given community talks to 1069 people which is wonderful but where have all the Hen Harriers gone in that time? […]

Where have all the Falcons Gone asks the Independent?

Where have all the falcons gone? Dramatic decline has set alarm bells ringing among conservationists. A disastrous decline in moorland peregrine numbers has led to bitter feuding between conservation groups and accusations levelled at grouse shooters CAHAL MILMO Author Biography Independent MONDAY 14 OCTOBER 2013.


Scotland could be in line for one of the best grouse shooting seasons in years, but in England its not looking too good.

The season gets under way today, the Glorious Twelfth, and experts believe the recent heatwave has helped game birds recover from a series of icy winters and wet summers. That could provide a “vital” economic boost for the UK and rural communities, they say.


The millionaire John Dodd sells his Glenogil estate following ongoing Raptor poisoning row

The MILLIONAIRE fund manager John Dodd who claimed police and wildlife campaigners targeted him over the death of a rare bird of prey found on his Scottish Estate has sold up. Mr Dodd, co-founder of Edinburgh-based firm Artemis, is reported to have sold the 10,000-acre Glenogil shooting moor in the Angus Braes to a German, […]


[singlepic id=291 w=120 h=120 float=center] RSPB Media Release

Despite evidence that wildlife crime is a threat to some of our most threatened species, Government has ignored the advice of a committee of MPs by refusing to provide long-term financial security for the National Wildlife Crime Unit. They have also ignored some simple recommendations to […]

BBC North East & Cumbria – The Hen Harrier

After watching this programme the majority of people will have few doubts who has been responsible for the loss of the Hen Harrier in England. We must congratulate Tim Melling from the RSPB for his straight talking, its only a pity that Natural England’s National Hen Harrier co-ordinator was not forthcoming regarding the culpability of […]

“UK Wildlife Crime Unit Faces the Chop – Sign the E-Petition below

Wildlife Crime Unit

Responsible department: Home Office


Britain’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU), which leads the fight against the burgeoning illegal wildlife trade, may be facing the axe. The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) is a British national police unit that gathers intelligence on wildlife crime and provides analytical and investigative support […]