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RSPB stunned by Defra plan to ‘imprison’ buzzards

RSPB Press-release 24 May 2012: The RSPB is stunned by Defra’s plan to allow the destruction of buzzard nests and to permit buzzards to be taken into captivity to remove them from shooting estates. The Society believes this intervention against […]

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Over Two Thirds of Fatalities of Endangered California Condors Caused by Lead Poisoning

Another blow to the 'hunters are conservationists' argument? Seriously, why is it so hard for the so-called 'hunting community' (are hunters really united around anything, except perhaps their

Malta’s hunters have been killing raptors IN THE UK!

I am speechless - blazing angry and incredibly pissed-off but speechless so I'll keep this short.

Check out this report from Nov 30th on Malta's Di-ve.com (http://www.di-ve.com/Default.aspx?ID=72&Action=1&NewsId=87990¤tPage=3&newscategory=36:

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Scotland: Gamekeeper admits poisoning Buzzards – SGA appears annoyed

This story broke a few days ago and has been well covered in the 'wildlife press'. The poisoning took place two years ago, the keeper lost his house,

Illegal poisoning continues to devastate Ireland’s wildlife: Buzzard chicks found dead near Roscrea

More illegal killing of raptors using that foul and indiscriminate poison Carbofuran, manufactured by the FMC Corporation. Thanks to Harry Hussey for the heads-up.

Extract. Full article on

Animal poisonings (Scotland)

From http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/08/24100218 (24 Aug 11) - click link for full report

Birds of prey, wild mammals, livestock and pet dogs and cats were all found to be victims

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TN53 Dr Mark Avery (former RSPB Conservation Director)

Sponsored by Pentax this is an extended conversation with scientist, conservationist, and wildlife advocate Dr Mark Avery. Mark worked for the Royal Society's Protection for Birds (RSPB) for

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TN25: Dr Chris Bell – the role of Sparrowhawks in the decline of the House Sparrow (Part Two)

In 2008 Dr Chris Bell published a co-authored report which claims to have found unequivocal proof that the decline of the House Sparrow (UK populations have fallen more

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TN24: Dr Chris Bell – the role of Sparrowhawks in the decline of the House Sparrow (Part One)

In 2008 Dr Chris Bell published a co-authored report which claims to have found unequivocal proof that the decline of the House Sparrow (UK populations have fallen more

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Photogallery: Griffon Vultures, Spain

Breeding on crags in mountains, the magnificent Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus is the quintessential large bird of prey of Europe. With a wingspan of between 230 and 269

  

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