RSPB accused of hypocrisy for killing hundreds of birds on its reserves

RSPB accused of hypocrisy for killing hundreds of birds on its reserves

The RSPB has admitted killing hundreds of birds on its reserves, prompting an accusation of “extraordinary hypocrisy” from the Countryside Alliance. The RSPB recently criticised the licenced destruction of buzzard eggs and nests to protect a pheasant shoot and said a cull of lesser black-backed gulls should be halted. But on Thursday the charity revealed […]

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Government approved cull of endangered birds on Duke of Westminster’s Estate

Government approved cull of endangered birds on Duke of Westminster’s Estate

Tens of thousands of endangered birds have been shot, trapped and poisoned on one of England’s largest shooting estates with the approval of the government agency responsible for protecting the species, a Guardian investigation has found. The government has licensed an annual cull of lesser black-backed gulls on the Abbeystead estate on the Bowland Fells […]

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Humans killed over 10 percent of the world’s bird species when they colonized the Pacific Islands

Humans killed over 10 percent of the world’s bird species when they colonized the Pacific Islands

Around 4,000 years ago intrepid Polynesian seafarers made their way into an untamed wilderness: the far-flung Pacific Islands. Over a thousands or so years, they rowed from one island to another, stepping on shores never yet seen by humans. While this vast colonization brought about a new era of human history, it also ended the […]

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