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North Yorkshire Police: wrong not to charge man who set illegal Mossdale bird traps

Police have said they made a mistake in only issuing a caution to a man who admitted setting three illegal traps for birds of prey in the Yorkshire Dales.

Yorkshire Dales boss: 'bird of prey persecution is harming park's reputation'

National park bosses said persecution of birds of prey is damaging the area’s reputation. The Yorkshire Dales authority said it abhors the illega...

Osprey caught on camera returning to Glaslyn after migrating thousands of miles

A migrant has been welcomed by locals in north Wales after making a journey of thousands of miles. Osprey Mrs G flew into her adopted home on the f...

RSPB slams 'Victorian attitudes' after discovery of poisoned red kite

An investigator has criticised ‘Victorian attitudes’ to wildlife after it was revealed a red kite was poisoned.

Job done: Eden fell-care volunteers rebuild wall and demolish cake

Volunteers working on a Lakeland project rebuilt a section of drystone wall and managed to demolish 300 pieces of cake.

Minister Aileen McLeod launches scheme to boost eagle numbers in Borders

Up to a dozen golden eagles could grace the skies of southern Scotland, a minister said. The Scottish Government’s environment minister Aileen Mc...

Scientists reveal plan to cover Kinder Scout in green slime

Conservationists plan to cover parts of the Peak District’s highest hill in green slime. Walkers have been warned to expect scenes reminiscent of...

Aberdeenshire gamekeeper George Mutch jailed for killing goshawk

A gamekeeper has been jailed for four months for killing a protected bird of prey. George Mutch of Kildrummy, was found guilty of four offences inv...

Ramblers 'overjoyed' as 2020 announced as England Coast Path end date

The country’s biggest walkers’ charity has welcomed the coalition Government’s announcement of a completion date for the England Coast Path.

North Yorkshire raptor persecution continues as another dead red kite found

North Yorkshire’s unenviable reputation for raptor persecution continued as police revealed another red kite has been shot.

RSPB criticises police decision to caution Yorkshire Dales man who set 'barbaric' bird traps

A conservation charity has criticised a police force’s decision to issue a formal caution to a man who admitted setting illegal traps on a Yorkshire Dales shooting estate.

John Muir Trust celebrates judicial review victory in fight against Stronelairg windfarm

A leading conservation charity has won a legal battle against Scottish Ministers approval of a controversial windfarm proposal.

Officials tighten controls on four estates in Scots wildlife crime hotspots

Scotland’s official outdoors body has clamped down on four properties where it says there is evidence of wildlife crime.

Scotland to gain new Great Trossachs nature reserve, but lose six others

Scotland will gain one new national nature reserve, but lose six, the Government’s advisory body has decided.

Ex-Cardross gamekeeper James O'Reilly sentenced after trapped buzzard found

A former gamekeeper on as Stirlingshire estate has been sentenced to a community order after a buzzard was found in a trap.

Buzzard numbers recovering, but kestrels in decline, Scottish raptor study finds

A study of birds of prey in Scotland has found that, while some species are recovering from low numbers, kestrels are becoming rarer north of the border.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

North Wales Police appeal for help after second peregrine falcon poisoning

Police are appealing for the public’s help after a peregrine falcon was poisoned. North Wales Police said tests confirmed the protected bird died...


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