Category: raptors

Top predators making a comeback in Europe

| December 24, 2013 | Reply

Across Europe predators have been (and sadly sometimes still are) heavily persecuted. But thanks to legal protection and conservation efforts many are making a comeback and their numbers are increasing. A new report by the Zoological Society of London, BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council (EBCC) for the Rewilding Initiative lists many species […]

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Decline in rabbits a threat for Iberian Lynx and Spanish Imperial Eagle

| December 22, 2013 | Reply

Predators need prey. In the case of the Iberian Lynx and Spanish Imperial Eagle this means Eurasian Rabbits. Although both species also hunt other prey (the eagle probably more than the cat), the Eurasian Rabbit is a crucial part of their diet. Both the Iberian Lynx and the Spanish Imperial Eagle are among the rarest […]

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Arctic Peregrines threatened by an increase in the frequency of heavy rain

| December 7, 2013 | Reply

The Peregrine Falcon is a conservation success story. Almost extinct in many places thanks to the negative effects of chemicals like DDT and also heavy persecution in some places, it has spectacularly recovered in many places in North America and Europe. Now climate change may pose another threat to Peregrines, at least in the Arctic. […]

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