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Book Review – A Fieldworker’s Guide to the Golden Eagle by Dave Walker

    A Fieldworker’s Guide to the Golden Eagle by Dave Walker is an amazing study of golden eagles over several decades. It almost seems that the author can think like an eagle, yet he admits there are many aspects … Continue reading

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Two buzzards shot in North Yorkshire – comment

I’ve been reading about the two buzzards that were recently found shot in different parts of that disgraceful county in England for raptor persecution, North Yorkshire. There was a pretty stupid comment to the article dealing with these crimes on … Continue reading

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Interesting week in the fight against wildlife crime

It’s been an interesting week in the fight against wildlife crime. What the Scottish Government makes of the review on game bird hunting regulations in other European countries and on satellite-tagged raptors, a review sparked by the disappearance of so … Continue reading

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The Review of Game Bird Licensing in Europe – comment

The review of game bird hunting and licensing in other European countries, commissioned by the Scottish Government, has now been published. It is an excellent, in-depth publication covering 14 countries but concentrating mainly on Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and Spain. … Continue reading

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Police Scotland withholding raptor crime data – comment

I was interested in a blog on Raptor Persecution UK the other day. Questions had been asked of Police Scotland as to why certain information on raptor crime was missing from the RSPB Birdcrime’s 2015 report, (which I blogged about … Continue reading

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Dealing with hare coursing

I recently read a blog on the Onekind website http://onekind.scot/onekindblog/  titled Scotland has a hare coursing problem. Here’s how to stop it. Since I put a lot of effort into dealing with hare coursing when I was wildlife crime officer … Continue reading

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Op Manhattan, badger crime op in North Wales – compliment and comment

It was interesting watching the enforcement of Operation Manhattan by North Wales Rural Crime Team last week. From updates regularly unfolding on Twitter, the operation dealt with badger crimes and the associated animal welfare issues of the dogs used in … Continue reading

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