Four satellite-tagged hen harriers have disappeared, less than a month after the release of figures showing crimes against birds of prey in Scotland have fallen to their lowest level in years.
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The number of crimes against birds of prey in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level in years.
Four years of detective work by wildlife rangers have finally revealed the history and formal identification of a male eagle named “Star”.
Police across the north and north-east of Scotland will soon have a more scenic beat to pound.
A bird of prey which went missing above a north-east estate has sparked a war of words between a leading animal welfare charity and the landowners.
Fears have been raised that youngsters and animals could be harmed by Police Scotland policies surrounding their investigation of bird of prey poisonings.
Callous criminals have set traps to catch and kill some of Scotland's most iconic birds of prey on a shooting estate bordering the Queen's Deeside summer retreat.
One of the most persecuted birds of prey in the UK has bred on an Aberdeenshire estate for the first time in living memory.
A north-east couple were left shocked when a stunning bird of prey died after smashing into their kitchen window.
The north's top police chief has dismissed claims there has been a "campaign of secrecy" shrouding an investigation into the mass killing of threatened birds of prey.
Aberdeen firefighters were last night called to rescue a falcon which had become trapped in wire in a garden.
The Scottish Government has been urged not to make any knee jerk decisions in response to calls to crack down on wildlife crime.
Bird enthusiasts hope a newly-hatched sea eagle chick will have a happier fate that its brother who went missing in Aberdeenshire earlier this year.
Two ornamental birds of prey have been stolen from a caravan in the Lochaber area.