Three birds of prey found dead in Staffordshire Moorlands

20th May 2020 Police have raised concerns after three birds of prey were found dead in the Staffordshire Moorlands. On Saturday (16 May) a buzzard and peregrine falcon were sadly discovered dead in a wooded area of Longnor, and yesterday (Tuesday 19 May) a second peregrine falcon was found dead near Wetton. As there were …

Message from the Hunt Investigation Team

Hunt Investigation Team Badger rescue from gamekeeper’s snare 15th May 2020 Hit received intel that the Moscar gamekeepers had put snares on an active badger run. The snares were in the Fearnley Hill Plantation at the top end of the Rivelin Valley conservation area and yards from the Wyming Brook Nature Reserve , a SSSI …

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

Farmers lose legal challenge to cancellation of Derbyshire badger cull

Wildlife groups welcome ruling as high court dismisses judicial review by NFU on all grounds. 14th May 2020 Farmers have lost a challenge to the government’s cancellation of the badger cull in Derbyshire in a high court ruling that has been welcomed by wildlife groups. A judicial review of the environment secretary’s decision to halt …

Summary of 2019 badger control operations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-summary-of-badger-control-monitoring-during-2019/summary-of-2019-badger-control-operations Natural England Chief Scientist’s advice on the outcome of badger control operations 27th March 2020 Effectiveness of industry-led culling The outcome of this year’s operations indicates that industry-led badger control continues to deliver the level of effectiveness required by the policy to be confident of achieving disease control benefits: New areas licensed in 2019 …

Forestry chief calls for the culling of rabbits, hares and other animals to protect Britain’s trees and encourages people to see ‘tree rat’ grey squirrels as vermin

Sir William Worsley, 63, said culling will help accelerate the rate of tree planting Chair of Forestry Commission called for grey squirrels to be renamed 'tree rats' It follows PM promising to treble tree planting in the UK over the next five years 14th March 2020 Rabbits, hares and other animals should be culled to …