Wildlife Criminals On Camera

Birdwatch:

Police are launching a major operation in Devon to catch bird of prey poisoners and egg thieves.

The RSPB has welcomed a major operation by Devon and Cornwall Police to tackle wild bird crime in Devon. Spearheaded by county Police Wildlife Crime Officer Josh Marshall, Operation Wilderness will use covert cameras to collect evidence on the illegal disturbance of some of the county’s rarest and most vulnerable birds…

Scottish Wildlife Trust Builds £50,000 Loo On Handa

BBC News:

A public toilet is being built at a cost of £50,000 on a tiny isle that is uninhabited for six months of the year.

The loo on Handa off Scotland’s north west coast is being constructed in such a way that it can withstand gale-force winds and be eco-friendly.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT), which manages the isle, said it was needed for about 6,000 birdwatchers who visit over spring and summer…

Animal Attacks On Rise In Rajasthan

Economic Times

In a sign of intensifying man-animal conflict in parts of Rajasthan, four persons were killed in animal attacks in less than one month, jerking the government into action.

Morpali Meena (55) and Ashfaq (20) were mauled by tigers in Ranthambore National Park area in Sawaimadhopur on February 16 and March 8 respectively…