Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime

Trap interference: BASC study launched

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has initiated a year-long study into the extend on unauthorised interference with legal traps and snares. The study, which will be carried out in Scotland with the agreement of land managers, aims to

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Calls for grouse shoots to be licensed

Calls for sporting estates to be licensed in order to operate a grouse shoot have been made. The Scottish Raptor Study Group has suggested that estates, groups and individuals wishing to shoot red grouse should have to apply for a

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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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