Vanished hen harriers prompt RSPB call for local community vigils

Vanished hen harriers prompt RSPB call for local community vigils

People in Cumbria are being urged to watch over a pair of hen harriers who have begun nesting on a nature reserve as police investigate the disappearance of two other of the endangered raptors. Two male hen harriers vanished from RSPB Geltsdale last week in what the police described as “suspicious circumstances”, just when both […]

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Photographers rewrite list of ‘big five’ animals to shoot

Photographers rewrite list of ‘big five’ animals to shoot

For trophy hunters, the big five are the toughest, most dangerous animals to kill, but a photography project has turned the meaning of shooting on its head, creating a new list of the five most fantastic creatures to capture on camera. More than 50,000 people from around the world voted for animals they most liked […]

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Austrian prince is investigated over claims he ‘illegally’ shot dead the ‘largest’ brown bear in Romania after paying £6,000 during a trophy hunt in the Carpathian Mountains

Austrian prince is investigated over claims he ‘illegally’ shot dead the ‘largest’ brown bear in Romania after paying £6,000 during a trophy hunt in the Carpathian Mountains

An Austrian prince will be investigated over allegations he illegally shot and killed what is believed to be Romania’s largest brown bear during a trophy hunt in the country’s Carpathian Mountains in March, Romanian authorities said Wednesday. Prince Emanuel von und zu Liechtenstein was granted a four-day hunting permit in March in Romania’s Covasna County […]

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Millionaire trophy hunter, 68, is caught boasting how he helped to shoot 13,000 doves over four days on trip to Argentina

Millionaire trophy hunter, 68, is caught boasting how he helped to shoot 13,000 doves over four days on trip to Argentina

A millionaire trophy hunter has been caught boasting about helping to kill 13,000 doves and blasting a baboon. In a phone call with an undercover investigator, businessman Rob Weir recounted a £2,800 hunting trip to Argentina, saying: ‘There were five of us – one of them was a lady – and we shot 13,000 doves […]

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,000 Reward Offered Over Illegal Shooting of Mother Grizzly Bear in Idaho

$40,000 Reward Offered Over Illegal Shooting of Mother Grizzly Bear in Idaho

ISLAND PARK, Idaho— Five conservation organizations are offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the illegal shooting of a female grizzly bear in Fremont County, Idaho. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game confirmed Monday that a 6-to-8-week-old cub also died in its den as a result of […]

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Italy allows hunters to shoot 7.5m rare turtle doves: ‘This will accelerate decline until no birds are left’

Italy allows hunters to shoot 7.5m rare turtle doves: ‘This will accelerate decline until no birds are left’

The Italian government has given the green light to hunting of the European turtle dove this autumn, despite the species being listed as “vulnerable” to extinction since 2015. The decision grants the country’s 500,000 licensed hunters permission to shoot a maximum of 15 doves each, which would amount to 7.5m being killed in total, according to Bird […]

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The Secret Footage of the N.R.A. Chief’s Botched Elephant Hunt

The Secret Footage of the N.R.A. Chief’s Botched Elephant Hunt

Wayne LaPierre has cultivated his image as an exemplar of American gun culture, but video of his clumsy marksmanship—and details regarding his Rodeo Drive shopping trips—tells another story. After the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in 2012, Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association, told Americans agitating for new gun regulations, […]

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Researchers take up the cause of the mysterious and maligned Chaco eagle

Researchers take up the cause of the mysterious and maligned Chaco eagle

Fénix, a female Chaco eagle, lived at San Rafael Zoo in Mendoza province, Argentina, until the zoo shut down in 2016. She was later transferred to the Buenos Aires Ecopark, an old zoo that had been converted into a research center, hospital and shelter for animals without a destination. There, she began a difficult training […]

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