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Raptor Persecution UK: 6 million views

Yesterday the remarkable Raptor Persecution UK (RPUK) blog announced – in typically muted style – that it had now had six million views. Six million. That, as RPUK summarised it, breaks down as “approx one million views per year”. It is currently attracting over 100,000 views per month. Which means that on average every single day more than 3000 visitors read what has now undoubtedly become THE most important and most influential website on the internet dedicated to tackling the illegal persecution of birds of prey. Here’s our trubute to RPUK and the wonderful Ruth Tingay who puts the whole thing togethjer…

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Solastalgia – a quiet mourning

Solastalgia describes, according to philosopher Glenn Albrecht, the man who coined the term, “the feeling of distress associated with environmental change close to your home”. It seems to be a perfect word to describe a sadness that I’m sure many can feel sneaking up on us as we come out of lockdown, as we hurtle into a ‘new normal’ that I don’t think will look much different to the ‘old normal’.

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Wild Mammal Persecution UK

Wild Mammal Persecution UK (WMPUK) is a small group set up in 2019 to publicise and campaign against the persecution of wild mammals in the UK. The group are entirely self-funded, and as such are restricted in the amount of time they can spend researching. The more information they get about wild mammal persecution the better they are able to draw the attention of the public to the problems.

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Cyprus: massacre on migration

October. All across Europe hundreds of millions of birds are leaving their northern breeding grounds in woodlands, gardens, marshes, and mountains to escape the winter. Heading for their overwintering/non-breeding grounds in eg sub-Saharan Africa or India, huge numbers will die en route. Starvation, predators, bad weather all take a toll – but literally millions of birds will die in mist nets or will be shot out of the sky for fun.

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