Raptor Persecution

Court proceedings against a former gamekeeper accused of shooting a protected hen harrier dropped by the Crown Office

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Court proceedings against a former gamekeeper, accused of shooting a protected hen harrier, have been dropped by the Crown Office, who have indicated that after considering all of the relevant material they could not use RSPB Scotland video evidence to

Sign this Important petition on licensing grouse moors

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The Scottish Raptor Study Group (SRSG), a network of  over 300 raptor experts who monitor and record the fortunes of raptor species across Scotland, is calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement urgent action to

New film released about the 2014 bird of prey mass poisoning on the Black Isle in Scotland

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(Scroll down for film) In 2014, 22 birds of prey including 16 red kites were found dead in one small area of the Black Isle in the north of Scotland. It was the largest number of raptors suspected of being

Hen Harrier Day 2015 film with Chris Packham and Dr Mark Avery.

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Here is a link to the Hen Harrier Day 2015 film with Chris Packham, Dr Mark Avery, RSPB, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and hundreds of supporters in the Peak District recorded on Sunday 9 August 2015. It has a good overview

RSPB Press Release: RSPB Scotland appeal after rare raptor shot dead in south-west

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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”

RSPB PRESS RELEASE: Trio of threatened breeding birds of prey vanish.

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Three nesting hen harriers have vanished in Lancashire in as many weeks, in unexplained circumstances. Lancashire Police and the RSPB are appealing for any information that could uncover the fate of these rare upland birds of prey. The RSPB is

Skydancer – What Next for Hen Harriers? Asks the RSPB.

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RSPB have launched a new film as part of their award winning Skydancer project which aims to raise awareness and promote the conservation of hen harriers in the north of England. The film was made for the RSPB by the Haltwhistle Film Project and highlights some of the

Birders Against Wildlife Crime set their sights on wildlife criminals.

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It is said that the United Kingdom is a nation of wildlife lovers.  It should then, come as no surprise that a new voluntary group is raising concerns about the lack of progress to eradicate wildlife crime in the UK

Gamekeeper found guilty of killing a rare bird.

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A gamekeeper has been jailed for four months after being found guilty of killing a rare bird of prey and setting traps illegally to capture others. George Mutch, 48, of Kildrummy, denied recklessly killing or injuring a goshawk and illegally

10 August 2014 marks the very first Hen Harrier Day to take place in the UK

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Today is the Glorious Twelfth. It signals the start of the shooting season for red grouse on grouse moors across the UK. However, not everyone is celebrating. Grouse moors are unique habitats that support a diverse range of flora and