Decade of destruction for rare birds

Wise, Jacqui
April 1991
New Scientist;4/20/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1765, p16
Reports on the illegal killing of rare birds in Great Britain from 1979 to 1989. Types of birds killed and their estimated numbers; Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Nature Conservancy Council's call for legislation and penalties and tighter control over the use of pesticides to stop the killing of birds of prey; Role of gamekeepers on the death of birds; Methods used by gamekeepers to kill birds.


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