RSPB feels illegal shooting and trapping needs addressing as it withdraws from Peak bird of prey project
The RSPB has ceased its involvement in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative after the charity claims the multi-partnership project continually failed to improve the fortunes of raptors in the Dark Peak.
Five land management and conservation organisations have been involved in the Peak District Bird of Prey Initiative which was set up in 2011 to boost bird of prey populations in the Dark Peak - which is the northern part of the Peak District.
But Richard Barnard, the RSPB’s Area Conservation Manager for Yorkshire and the Peak District, fears some group members are failing to acknowledge... read more
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