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Kestrel Project Yields Dividends

Nestboxes Near Highways Produce 69 Young Results from the Trust’s Kestrel Highways Project continue to be encouraging in some parts of the country, although the very wet weather in 2012 will have affected both nesting and post-fledging survival. The Trust began the project in 2008 to test whether lack of nest sites is a key… Continue Reading

Call for Chinese Lantern Ban

Party Treat Threatens Wildlife The Trust is backing a call for a ban on Chinese (or ‘sky’) lanterns because of the threats they pose to wildlife and livestock. It is encouraging supporters to sign a petition to the government on the RSPCA’s website. Gloucestershire farmer Simon Pain took this photograph of a barn owl he… Continue Reading

Trust Calls for Pledge on Buzzard Protection

Conservation Bodies Welcome Minister’s U-turn 31 May 2012 | The Hawk and Owl Trust has joined a dozen other environmental bodies in calling for government pledges never to sacrifice wild birds of prey to protect game birds or other livestock. The call follows a successful campaign, championed by the Trust, to reverse government plans to… Continue Reading

Trust Joins Successful Buzzard Persecution Protest

Conservation Bodies Attack Proposal 24 May 2012 | The Hawk and Owl Trust has joined other conservation bodies in protesting against government proposals to permit wild buzzards to be caged and nests destroyed to protect young pheasants. Nigel Middleton, Hawk and Owl Trust Conservation Officer for the Eastern Region, said: “We are totally against persecution… Continue Reading

Sign e-petition to Protect Birds of Prey

Tighten law against employers connected to persecution An independent e-petition has been posted on the UK government website calling for Vicarious Liability for raptor persecution in England. This would mean that landowners/employers who encourage, allow or turn a blind eye to bird of prey persecution by their staff can themselves be prosecuted. This measure is… Continue Reading