After a public outcry Defra has dropped its proposal to trial the removal of adult buzzards and the destruction of their nests around pheasant release sites. A big thanks to everyone who stepped up and made their feelings known!
This is great news, but more needs to be done.
At a time when many UK birds of prey, not just buzzards, continue to suffer persecution, Defra could and should be doing more to ensure their future. It certainly shouldn’t create more obstacles to their recovery.
We now have an opportunity to keep up the momentum and achieve even more for all our birds of prey.
Please email or write to your MP and ask them to call on Defra to publicly state that no licences will be issued to kill any bird of prey to protect game birds or other livestock.
Find out more about how to take action.
Thanks for Stepping Up for Nature!