Manager fined for gamekeeper’s crime

Graham Christie, the owner of Dunmhor Sporting, has been fined £3,200 after one of the estate’s gamekeepers admitted to using an illegal gin trap to kill buzzards. Mr Christie is only the second ever person convicted under the law which makes

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IRELAND: Seeing red

Back from the brink of extinction, the red kite has been enjoying a population surge in Ireland since 2007. Jason Doyle asks what this means for vulnerable birds further down the food chain I’m on dawn patrol on a South

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Gamekeeper found guilty

Keeper George Mutch has been found guilty of killing a goshawk and setting traps to illegally capture more on an estate in Aberdeenshire.

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Birds of prey numbers soaring

Britain’s birds of prey populations are hitting an all time high, as found by a report by the Countryside Alliance.

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Ross-Shire raptors: Reward now £26,000

The most recently released number of dead birds found in Ross-Shire stands at 20, 14 of which are red kites and six buzzards. An initial reward of £5,000 was offered by the RSPB to anyone who had information relating to

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SGA urges members to help clamp down on wildlife crime

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has urged anyone with information regarding five dead kites and one dead buzzard that were found in March in the Conon Bridge/ Muir of Ord area in Ross-shire, to contact Police Scotland. SGA Chairman Alex Hogg

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Illegal poisoning down in Scotland: year-on-year improvement

The number of birds reported as poisoned in Scotland has declined once again, as an annual report published by the RSPB shows. ‘The Illegal Killing of Birds of Prey in Scotland in 2012’ report showed that there were three birds

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Honest is the Best Policy

David Taylor understands the need to occasionally control numbers of one species to help another, but says there’s little to be gained from refusing to acknowledge it

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Buzzard licenses 'not for shooting'

Natural England issues first buzzard control license to a game shoot

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