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Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Egg watch

Operation EASTER, a national campaign to protect wild bird eggs, is now underway – and you can help. Developed in Scotland and now in action across the UK, Operation EASTER is a campaign facilitated by the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) in

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Hare today, still hare tomorrow?

I can think of very few keepers – or the estates on which they work – that have not been victims of poaching at some point or another. This can range from a minor irritation to a major problem that blights

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Gundogs are the new scrap metal

Valuable working dogs are targeted by thieves across the country as new laws ban scrap metal cash payments – and some may be headed for Eastern Europe

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