This is a peregrine falcon video from National Geographic.
From Wildlife Extra:
Bird crime map of Scotland published
January 2009. A map highlighting Scotland’s poisoning ‘hot spots’, where confirmed poisoning of birds of prey has taken place over the last five years, has been published.
Michael Russell, Minister for Environment, said that this is a ‘significant step forward’ as the level of crime committed against birds of prey has often been a source of contention between conservationists and land managers. The map was created using factual and verified information to establish a common understanding of the extent and general location of the problem.
Indiscriminate method of killing
Mr Russell said: “It is appalling that as we enter 2009 our birds of prey are still faced with persecution. Poisoning is an indiscriminate method of killing which poses serious risks to other wildlife, and even people, in our countryside. While I am pleased to see there has been an overall improvement in poisoning incidents the map clearly shows it remains a problem in parts of Scotland “Our wildlife is precious and deserving of our protection. Simply put, a crime against Scotland’s natural heritage is a crime against Scotland. I applaud those involved for working together on this important issue and hope their efforts will result in a safer Scotland for our birds of prey”. …
The map shows only incidents involving birds of prey. Other animal or bird species or poisoned baits are not included. The species of birds confirmed as poisoned and included in the incidents are:
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The Javan Hawk-eagle. National icon but target of illegal trade: here.
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