Birds of prey become victims of crime

From Channel 4 News 29 May 2020 Birds of prey become victims of crime They’re some of the most magnificent birds seen in British skies but birds of prey, like the hen harrier, are increasingly the victims of crime – shot and poisoned in some cases to the brink of extinction. But residents in one …

RSPB Raptor Persecution Map

The RSPB’s Raptor Persecution Map Hub: it is the most complete centralised set of known confirmed raptor persecution incidents in the UK. Desktop version - click here Mobile/tablet version - click here

23 buzzards illegally poisoned with carbofuran in single incident

From Raptor Persecution UK The Irish Raptor Study Group and BirdWatch Ireland have reported the illegal poisoning of 23 buzzards in a single incident in Co Cork. The following statement has been published by BirdWatch Ireland: Mass poisoning of buzzards in County Cork We have recently learned of the illegal poisoning of 23 Buzzards in …

Falconers to be allowed to take wild peregrine chicks from nests

Falconers to be allowed to take wild peregrine chicks from nests. UK wildlife watchdog under fire as conservationists say decision ‘sends wrong message’. 17 April 2020 Conservationists have condemned the decision to allow falconers to take wild peregrine falcon chicks from nests as “selfish” and “sending the wrong message”. For the first time ever this …