Head of Investigations @RSPBScotland; birder, photographer, slow cyclist, Aberdeen FC supporter. Tweets my own; RT's don't indicate endorsement

Joined May 2014
What child ‘migrants’ look like. First one made the journey on his own at 15 yrs. Other two with mum & sister. Luckily no lorry or dingy ~30 years ago. First one is a Consultant & other 2 are GPs in #NHS taking 🇬🇧 jobs, seeing 🇬🇧 patients. Who are we? My cousin, me, my brother.
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Join Julian Hughes to hear how illegal persecution of raptors in Wales has not gone away and how indiscriminate poisoning has increased. Julian will also discuss the role we can all play in supporting wildlife law enforcement in Wales. Book here: events.cieem.net/Events/Even…
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Raptor Persecution & Politics w @Ian_M_Thomson of @RSPBScotland today. (i) Why are raptors killed? (ii) Who are killing raptors? (iii) why has it been going on so long? (iv) how can it be stopped? @scotgov For some answers, read RSPB Blog released today : community.rspb.org.uk/ourwor…
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A new blog, one year on from the Scottish Government's response to the grouse moor review community.rspb.org.uk/ourwor…
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A year after the @ScotGov response to the Werritty Review of grouse moor management we believe that now more than ever an effective licensing system must be introduced to consign raptor persecution to the history books. Read more ⬇️ community.rspb.org.uk/ourwor…
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BLOG 👉 A year since the Scottish Government’s response to the Werritty review of grouse moor management, we've had eagles poisoned & go missing, a buzzard & goshawk shot, ravens killed, traps laid & burning continue. ‘Regulation cannot come soon enough’ community.rspb.org.uk/ourwor…
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⚠️Rising reports of wildlife crime: New @WCL_News report out today shows increase in crimes against raptors, badgers, bats and more in 2020. But convictions fell by 50%+. Nature is in crisis. For it to recover, wildlife crime needs to be tackled head on. wcl.org.uk/wildlife-crimes-d…
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🚨Wildlife Crime Revealed! 🚨 The Guardian's @dpcarrington highlights our new report, which shows in 2020: 📈Crimes against most wildlife rose 35-90% ⚖️Convictions fell more than half The system must change to #EndWildlifeCrime! RT if you agree 👇 theguardian.com/environment/…
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Rising levels of UK wildlife crime during pandemic, new report from nature experts @WCL_News warns. Read the all-too-familiar details here 👇 raptorpersecutionscotland.wo…
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1/20: #BOUsci21 “Deploying data for nature conservation: How monitoring data is used to inform conservation policy & practice”. A summary of my keynote address to the #BOUsci21 Conference today 🧵
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I step outside to go for a run & at once I can smell smoke. I run & my part of west Sheffield stinks. I know at once what's happening, and from Stephen Hill I can see it: National Park moorland is being burnt. Air pollution for thousands so a few dozen can shoot grouse.
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#JobFairy At RSPB NI, we love keeping our eyes to the skies for red kites👀 If you do, we have the perfect role for you as Red Kite Field Officer, working to protect these iconic birds 🐦 👉bit.ly/30MajRk #conservationjobs 📸@NealWarnock
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Yet another Goshawk nest where the vast majority of prey brought in is grey squirrel - they are providing some excellent natural pest control here in Gloucestershire @glosraptors @glosbirds @TigerGaret @ForestryEngland
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This is incredible - thank you everyone who has already donated! And to Hen Harrier Action for setting it up. Still time to donate - it all helps build a vital picture of what’s happening to hen harriers. See link below👇
You’ve donated over £4000 to our appeal in less than 2 days. We are so blown away by your generosity that we’ve raised our target to £8000 to enable us to fit 3 satellite tags. Thank you again to everyone who has donated. #SaveOurSkydancers gofundme.com/f/save-our-skyd…
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Everyone should follow @AuschwitzMuseum and read closely the stories of the victims of the Holocaust. This woman was considered a threat to the state because she was of a different ethnicity and religion. We can't repeat this history. We need to continue to learn from it.
21 November 1874 | A Hungarian Jewish woman, Lina Frankfurt, was born in Tiszafured. In 1944 she was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber.
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Can you help us trace 28-yr-old Joel McDiarmid who has been reported missing from his home in Bathgate? Last seen on 17 November. Officers are carrying out searches and enquiries to trace him. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact 101 with ref 1809 of 18/11.
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Fieldwork position monitoring Red Kites in County Down available with @RSPBNI Details here: app.vacancy-filler.co.uk/sal…
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