Wild birds are nesting and the national campaign to protect them across the UK is underway. Egg thieves will go to any lengths to raid the nests of rare wild birds but Operation EASTER is determined to stop them in their tracks. Operation EASTER was developed in Scotland 25 years ago. The operation is now […]
POLICE are investigating the “unexplained death” of a goshawk that was discovered in Powys. The bird of prey was found dead in the Brecon area on Sunday, April 10, 2022 said Dyfed Powys Police. “The bird has been recovered by the Rural Crime Team (RCT), who are investigating the unexplained death of a goshawk […]
David Kerr, 74, was fined £740 for committing the offences when a building being demolished on an estate in Dunblane. Kerr admitted the offences at Stirling Sheriff Court on Monday 11th April 2022 and was fined £740. The incident happened on 12 June, 2020, when a building was being demolished on the Glassingall estate. Wildlife […]
The birds of prey were found in Renfrewshire in April 2022 just a week apart and authorities are investigating after suspicions were raised. The SSPCA said they suspect that two birds of prey have been shot dead in the space of a week. A firearm was confirmed as being used in one of the Sparrowhawk’s […]
A wild peregrine falcon found badly injured after being illegally trapped and shot has been put down. Suffolk Police said the bird of prey was discovered by a member of the public in a field in Cratfield on 15 March and taken to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary at Stonham Barns. It said the injuries, including […]
Natural Resources Wales successfully prosecuted two developers from the Merthyr Tydfil area this week (8th March 2022). The Defendants pleaded guilty at Newport Magistrates Court to damaging a roost / resting place of Bats when they converted the Old Drill Hall, Pontmorlais West in Merthyr Tydfil. However, in doing so they failed to obtain the […]
A dad has been found guilty of animal cruelty offences after posting on social media about taking his son out badger baiting to celebrate his release from prison. Grant Leigh Senior, 52, from Hyde, was convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to a terrier, alongside failing to properly look after six other dogs. His son Grant […]
Commissioned by the Home Office, RUSI’s report finds that despite the UK’s leading international role as an advocate against illegal wildlife trade, it has failed to treat the crime as a domestic priority The UK is a leading international advocate of the need to ‘follow the money’ generated by the illegal wildlife trade (IWT). In […]
A joint team including officers from Northumbria Police, RSPCA and the NWCU, executed warrants at two properties Officers from the Northumbria Police Rural Crime Team and Alnwick and Hexham NPT alongside partners from the RSPCA and National Wildlife Crime Unit executed warrants at two addresses, one in Hexham and a second in Longframlington. The force […]
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