Estate owners in Suffolk urged to help prevent the illegal killings of birds of prey

PUBLISHED: 12:47 15 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:47 15 December 2014

simon barnes, wildlife writer/spsorts journalist MUST CREDIT DAVID BEBBER

simon barnes, wildlife writer/spsorts journalist MUST CREDIT DAVID BEBBER


The campaign sets out seven objectives in its letter to East Anglian shooting estates.

It urges them to “sign up and publicly state that they are a raptor-friendly estate”. CARP hopes the signatories will use the “raptor-friendly estate” logo designed by Ed Keeble, of East Bergholt.

Landowners are urged to “co-exist with raptors within the law” and to “make it clear to staff and to those shooting on their land” that law-breaking will not be tolerated and no fines will be paid by the landowner on behalf of those convicted of wildlife crimes.

Gamekeepers are encouraged to be members of “responsible organisations” such as the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and/or the National Gamekeepers Organisation, and “promote acceptable practices in their profession.”

Landowners are urged to ensure chemicals and poisons are managed in accordance with regulations and to provide “good quality training and guidance” on acceptable raptor-friendly estate practices.

They are also urged to allow ornithological groups access to land for bird of prey monitoring.


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