News : Jan 2013

Golden eagle satellite tracking on The One Show

23 January 2013

Two Highland Raptor Study Group members appeared on The One Show this evening for a feature on golden eagle satellite-tracking. Stuart Benn and Brian Etheridge were filmed last summer as they fitted satellite tags to two young eaglets in a remote Highland glen. Stuart was also present in the studio in this evening’s broadcast to give an update on the progress of the two birds (both still alive!) and to highlight the on-going problem of persecution that eagles, and other raptor species, still face.

Parliamentary Motion: No Place for Wildlife Crime

13 January 2013

James Dornan MSP (SNP, Glasgow Cathcart) has lodged a parliamentary motion entitled: No Place for Wildlife Crime. The motion reads: That the parliament notes the poisoning of the golden eagle named Fearnan and believes that the killing of birds of prey has no place in modern Scotland; believes that the golden eagle population is of national interest, as demonstrated by a recent poll in which the species was voted the country’s favourite animal; supports efforts by Police Scotland to bring wildlife criminals to justice, and commends the Scottish Government’s commitment to end raptor persecution.