European raptors including eagles, goshawks and vultures significantly reduced in number due to lead ammunition poisoning

European raptors including eagles, goshawks and vultures significantly reduced in number due to lead ammunition poisoning

According to the first study to evaluate these implications across Europe, poisoning caused by preying on or scavenging animals shot by hunters using lead ammunition has left many raptors—or birds of prey—far smaller than they should be. When birds such as eagles and Red Kites scavenge carcasses or consume injured animals with toxic lead pieces […]

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Why are people poisoning Britain’s sea eagles when they are such a wonderful sight?

Why are people poisoning Britain’s sea eagles when they are such a wonderful sight?

A beautiful white-tailed eagle has once again been a familiar sight for those fortunate enough to live in the flight path of eagles recently introduced to the Isle of Wight. Thousands of Britons have witnessed and heard the gigantic two-metre wings beating overhead, as well as the cruel-beaked birds diving for fish in spectacular fashion. […]

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