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Tagged hen harrier Calluna in 'suspicious disappearance' over Cairngorms grouse moor

The National Trust for Scotland has called for political action after the disappearance of a hen harrier raised on one of its Highland estates.

Police appeal as tests reveal Yorkshire Dales buzzard found near Malham was shot

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for information after a dead buzzard was found in the Yorkshire Dales.

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...

Flow Country scheme helped by European Outdoor Conservation Association cash

A scheme to restore an area of the Flow Country in northern Scotland will receive cash from an organisation funded by the outdoors industry.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

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.

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