new bill to tackle wildlife crime in Scotland

An announcement has just been made that a new bill to tackle the growing problem of wildlife crime is to be introduced to the Scottish Parliament: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east_orkney_and_shetland/10276118.stm

It is not yet clear whether this will be an entirely new bill, or whether it will be included in the new Wildlife & Natural Environment Bill, which was presented to the Scottish Parliament earlierĀ this week: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2010/06/10091322

Either way, it is encouraging to hear that positive action is being considered. More news when it becomes available.

poisoned golden eagles

2 Responses to “new bill to tackle wildlife crime in Scotland”

  1. 1 Dave Dick
    June 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Good clear photo…if they are in fact poisoned birds…its worth giving folks a bit of fieldcraft here…

    Quite often poisoned raptors will have clenched feet when found dead…probably as a result of convulsions….even alphachloralose can cause convulsions in its victims [which have certainly included golden eagles]…

    But sometimes a poisoned bird will look perfectly relaxed…like the one on the right….

    Do not trust anyone who tries to give glib absolute {“its always like this…”] opinions on such matters…theres a lot of charlatans out there…!

  2. March 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I think its grate somethings being done about it, just hope it works and cuts down poisenings

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