Birds of prey illegally killed
Tuesday 15 July 1997
Poisoning incidents have risen slightly, and the society concluded that a Government-led campaign against using poisoned bait had failed. One victim was white-tailed eagle, of which less than 12 pairs exist in Britain.
In 1996 there were 96 confirmed incidents of all kinds of fatal persecution, compared with 108 the year before, and 97 in 1994. Poisoning and shooting accounted for the great majority of the deaths and the incidents were distributed across Britain.
Alphachloralose, a rodenticide, was the most often used poison, with carcasses, usually rabbit, put out as bait. Most of the victims were buzzards, one of the most common raptors.
Some gamekeepers target birds of prey because they see them as a threat to game birds, while others are killed accidentally by farmers and landowners trying to kill pests such as crows and foxes. However, the RSPB says these detected killings are only a small proportion of the total.
- 1 A daily walk 'can add seven years to your life'
- 2 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 3 Chrissie Hynde says women who 'wear high heels and dress provocatively entice rapists'
- 4 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 5 News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial
University to mark down students who say 'illegal immigrants' in class
Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
The nine most warmongering countries in the world revealed
Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
VMAs 2015: Taylor Swift wins big, Kanye West runs for president, Nicki Minaj calls out Miley Cyrus and all of tonight's winners
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
£28000 - £37000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an opportunity to join ...
£22000 - £29000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company's mission is to ma...
£13832 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This 5 star leisure destination on the w...
£20000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Sales Account Manager is requ...