All posts tagged illegal trapping
I recently talked with Terry Townshend for a podcast looking at a campaign, being led by Chinese birders, to tear down illegal nets that are widespread across the countryside. Even, because that’s where the birds are, in nature reserves. Terry […]
A conversation with Terry Townshend, a British birder and conservationist who has been living and working in Beijing since August 2010. Terry recently became BirdLife Species Champion for
While we are - rightly I think - concentrating on the continuing killing of raptors and other migrating birds of prey on Malta, British birds (and especially British
I got involved in an unfortunate online discussion yesterday about boycotts, after tweeting that boycotts rarely worked following seeing a well-known birder's own tweets about not going to
Press release from the World Parrot Trust, 25 July 2012.
Call for ban in the trade
Many of us, I suspect, sign conservation-based petitions then never hear another word from the organisers. People are busy, we can understand that, but it's hugely encouraging when
The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) has released a disturbing report on illegal bird killing on Cyprus in autumn 2011.
CABS/FoE Cyprus autumn 2011 report highlights enforcement bias and
Perhaps 'in-the-greater-scheme-of-things' this is a seemingly unimportant story, but it is actually symptomatic of a global trend and precisely what happens where there is high local demand for
In what world could someone state openly that limesticks - a stick or twig coated in resin on which a bird lands and gets increasingly stuck to as
An article on the Shooting Times (ST) website (which as might be expected is a touch sensitive when it comes to stories about gamekeepers illegally killing raptors)