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Re: First Aid - Injured or Sick Raptors - Wildlife Crime

Post by maertha » April 15th, 2014, 7:52 pm

99.Operation Easter targets egg thieves. UK, April 2014

“The campaign by Police Scotland involves the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) and RSPB.”
Source: The Northern Scot, 15 April 2014 http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Ope ... 042014.htm

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Post by maertha » April 24th, 2014, 9:21 pm

100.Police search after tagged sea eagle disappears. UK/Scotland, April 2014

Source: BBC, 24 April By David Miller http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-nor ... d-27142843

See also doc. 70 viewtopic.php?f=46&t=241&start=60

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Post by maertha » May 8th, 2014, 7:15 pm

101.Carbofuran and wildlife poisoning in Serbia. May 2014

Serbian Gouvernment http://www.srbija.gov.rs/?change_lang=en
BlicOnline 8 May 2014 http://www.blic.rs/Vesti/Drustvo/463566 ... jaju-ptice

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Post by maertha » May 21st, 2014, 9:08 pm

102.White-tailed Eagle Luca learnes to live with a prosthetic leg. Hungary, May 2014

Video: http://tv2.hu/neoplayer/tv2/embed/15061 ... labat.html
Source: Bird hospital in Hortobágy 19 May 2014, http://madarpark.hu/uj-mulabat-kap-luca ... 014-05-19/

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Post by maertha » May 28th, 2014, 8:09 pm

103.Another carbofuran victim. Ireland, April 2013/May 2014

Source: 28 May 2014, by Una Culkin. Ballymoney Times http://www.ballymoneytimes.co.uk/news/l ... -1-6085941

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Post by maertha » June 3rd, 2014, 10:05 pm

104.New confirmed Carbofuran poisoning in Bohemia: Eagle pair and two young birds found dead on/near a nest near Vyhnanice (Tábor district). Czech Republic, May 2014

Source: Karbofuran.cz, 25 May 2014 http://www.karbofuran.cz/db.php?l

Edtit, 5 June 2014: Interviewwith Zdeněk Vermouzek about the death of a White-tailed Eagle family.
Zdeněk Vermouzek is the director of the Czech Society for Ornithology and runs the project Karbofuran.cz

Article in English, AustrianTimes.at, 5 June 2014: http://austriantimes.at/news/Around_the ... led_Eagles

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Post by maertha » June 28th, 2014, 1:09 am

105.Eagle dies after being shot. Austria 2014

The raptor was found near St. Andrä (Zicksee, Burgenland) on 25 April and was taken to the Bird of Prey Sanctuary Haringsee. X-rays revealed that it had been hit by nine shotgun pellets.
Source: burgenland ORF.at, 27 June 2014 http://burgenland.orf.at/news/stories/2654844/

According to ORF, it was a White-tailed Eagle - other sources say it was an osprey.

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Post by maertha » July 9th, 2014, 12:59 am

106.Who killed the White-tailed Eagle? Northern Germany, September 2013/July 2014

The bird was found dead, but without visible injuries, under a power line near the village of Muxall last autumn. The post-mortem examination at the Leibnitz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Reasearch (IZW) provided no answers. Now a taxidermist discovered that a rubber bullet stuck in the bird´s head - obviously the eagle was shot with this special ammunition, which can´t be be seen on x-rays. According to the article, several birds were found dead in the same area in 2009, all of them poisoned by the insecticide parathion (E-605).

Source: KN-Online, 5 July 2014, by Heike Stüben http://www.kn-online.de/Schleswig-Holst ... erschossen

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Post by maertha » July 18th, 2014, 6:41 pm

107.Sea-eagle poisoned in Northern Ireland - police appeal for info one year later 2013/2014

See also doc 103: Another carbofuran victim. Ireland, April 2013/May 2014

Read more at Raptor Persecution Scotland, 3 June 2014
http://raptorpersecutionscotland.wordpr ... ear-later/

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Post by maertha » August 7th, 2014, 7:47 pm

108.Cormorant crucified at Lake Chiemsee. Germany, August 2014

This act of barbarism was discovered last week. According to the article, the dead bird has not been removed yet. Sabine Pröls, chairwomen of the local Bavarian Bird Protection League (LVB), says two nesting attempts of White-tailed Eagles failed in the same area – probably somebody intentionally scared the rare birds away.

Source: chiemgau24.de/innsalzach24, 7 August 2014. By Rebecca Radlhammer http://www.innsalzach24.de/news/bayern/ ... 62317.html

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Post by maertha » October 19th, 2014, 3:57 pm

109.Wildlife crime threatens tourism, says Cairngorm boss. UK, October 2014

“A satellite-tagged white-tailed eagle disappeared in April, with the last signal from its tag coming close to North Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire.” Near the park, 22 red kites and buzzards were found dead. 16 of these raptors “were killed by an illegal poison.”

Source: The Press and Journal, 10 October 2014. By David Kerr https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... gorm-boss/

See also doc. 100

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Post by maertha » October 21st, 2014, 6:01 pm

110.Wildlife Crime in Scotland 2013 Annual Report. UK, October 2014

“This report covers wildlife crimes ranging from badger baiting, raptor persecutions and damage to precious freshwater pearl mussels. Figures published earlier this year show raptor poisoning incidents have risen from three in 2012 to six in 2013.”

Source: Scottish Government, 20 October 2014 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2014/10/2293
PDF available here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications ... /downloads

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Post by maertha » November 1st, 2014, 1:38 pm

111.White-tailed Eagle or Golden Eagle found dead in Kautokeino. Norway, October 2014

X-rays showed the raptor had been shot, the body holding 40 shotgun pellets. Kautokeino is a municipality in Finnmark county.

Source: Finnmark Dagblad, 27 October 2014. By Christel Beate Jorildatter
http://nrk.no/nordnytt/fant-orn-full-av-hagl-1.12009597
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Post by maertha » November 5th, 2014, 9:48 pm

112.More than 1000 Birds of prey illegally killed in Germany. November 2014

At least 1130 raptors, including 32 White-tailed Eagles, were shot or poisoned within ten years, a report of the environment association NABU shows.

Source: NABU, press release 5 November 2014. http://www.nabu.de/presse/pressemitteil ... sseservice

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Post by maertha » November 7th, 2014, 6:08 pm

113.Northern Ireland: 24 incidents of wild bird crime reported in 2013. November 2014

Source: BallymoneyTimes, 7 November 2014 http://www.ballymoneytimes.co.uk/news/l ... -1-6394431
Dead White-tailed Eagle in the Armoy area: See doc. 104 viewtopic.php?f=46&t=628&start=100

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Post by maertha » November 13th, 2014, 6:26 pm

114.Women kills eagle with shoe. Norway, November 2014

According to Reidun Andersen, the young bird, obviously injured, sat in the middle of the street. The 60-year-old Norwegian said she was attacked by the eagle when she tried to shoo it away - she panicked and killed it in self-defence.

Source: Expressen.se, 12 November 2014
http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/reidun- ... n-med-sko/

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Post by maertha » November 15th, 2014, 4:22 pm

115.Hunter accused of poaching, animal cruelty. Sweden, November 2014

A White-tailed Eagle was found in the poacher´s freezer. During the search police found also evidence of illegally killed lynxes.

Source: Expressen.se, 14 November 2014. By Magnus Hellberg and Peter Thunborg http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/tjuvjag ... da-lodjur/
Update, 19 November: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article19883345.ab

Update, 15 February 2016: Hunter who killed eagle sentenced to one year in jail.
http://norrteljetidning.se/nyheter/inri ... orn-i-frys

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Post by maertha » December 16th, 2014, 8:54 pm

116.Zero Prevalence of Influenza A Virus in Two Raptor Species by Standard Screening

“If highly pathogenic avian influenza strikes rare birds of prey, this may have crucial impact on the predator species itself, but also on the food web in which it interacts. Here we present the first large-scale screening of raptors that regularly consume birds belonging to the natural reservoir of influenza A viruses. Influenza A virus prevalence was studied in two rare raptors, the white-tailed sea eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) and the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). (…) Neither high- nor low-pathogenic influenza infections were found in our sample, but this does not rule out that the former may have major impact on rare raptors and their food webs.”

Gunnar Gunnarsson, Elsa Jourdain, Jonas Waldenström, Björn Helander, Peter Lindberg, Johan Elmberg, Neus Latorre-Margalef, and Björn Olsen

Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. May 2010, 10(4): 387-390
http://www.researchgate.net/publication ... _screening

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Post by maertha » January 14th, 2015, 8:26 pm

117.An investigation into the detection of latent marks on the feathers and eggs of birds of prey. UK, January 2015

“There are numerous enhancement techniques (physical and chemical) which have been developed for the successful visualisation of latent fingermarks. Nonetheless, problems arise when latent fingermarks require enhancement on difficult surfaces such as human skin, food stuffs, fabric and animals. The ability to develop latent fingermarks on the surface of bird of prey feathers and that of their eggs was investigated.”

By Helen McMorris. Kevin Farrugia and Dennis Gentles, School of Science, Engineering & Technology, Division of Computing and Forensic Sciences, Abertay University, UK.
Source: Science & Justice, 5 January 2015 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 0614001695

Read more: Fingerprints 'breakthrough' for wildlife crime investigators
BBC News, Science & Environment. By Rebecca Morelle http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30802401

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Post by maertha » January 28th, 2015, 6:39 pm

118.Bird-to-bird blood transfusion saved sea eagle’s life. Estonia, January 2015

Source: Estonian University of Life Sciences, 27 January 2015 https://www.emu.ee/en/about-the-univers ... gles-life/

See also: Lead poisoning of wild raptors from ingestion of lead bullets and shot. Veterinary treatment and activities for prevention/Fig. 3: Blood transfusion to a White-tailed Eagle
Source: Keisuke Saito, Institute for Raptor Biomedicine Japan. Veterinary Medicine for Falconry into the 21th century/Veterinary Conference, Doha January 2014, page 9-12. Download brochure: http://www.iaf.org/veterinary.php

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