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2011 archive

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January

New seal legislation and licensing

February

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March

SASA Wildlife Poisoning Report

April

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May

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June

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July

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August

DNA Research Breakthrough

September

Operation Meles

Raptor Maps

October

Carbofuran and Wildlife Poisoning book launch 

Project SOE

November

Crackdown On Deer Poaching 

December

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New seal legislation and licensing

31/01/2011

Read the Scottish Government news release >>

Read the PAW Scotland Newsletter article on the new legislation >>

FAQs, application forms and more information >>

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SASA Wildlife Poisoning Report

14/03/2011

A report issued today by SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture) indicated that there was an increase in investigations into accidental and deliberate poisoning incidents during 2010. These incidents involved pets and livestock as well as wild animals and birds.

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DNA Research Breakthrough

 24/08/2011

Deer poaching is a crime which is difficult to gain a conviction on. It often happens in remote areas with no witnesses. Poachers usually disassemble a deer carcass at the scene, leaving little physical evidence. A new study led by Strathclyde University (with PAW Scotland funding), has shown that it can be possible to obtain human DNA from the remains of deer. This is thought to be the first of its kind. The technique is hoped to be of use in various aspects of wildlife crime, not solely poaching, and could perhaps be used on feathers, eggs or snares.

Read the full Story

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Operation Meles Launched Nationally

07/09/2011

A nationwide intelligence led operation, aimed at tackling badger persecution in Scotland, England and Wales is being launched this month.

Operation Meles main objective is to gather evidence and target those individuals and groups involved in the persecution of badgers. However, it will also aim to highlight the cruelty that badgers suffer at the hands of wildlife criminals. To assist in doing this meetings are being held throughout the UK which will turn the spotlight on this and other forms of wildlife crime.

For further information and the full story please follow the link below:

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Poster & Leaflet

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Raptor Poisoning Persists

08/09/2011

Latest hotspot maps published.

The latest PAW Scotland Poisoning Hotspot Maps, published today, show that Scotland's birds of prey continue to be poisoned with illegal chemicals.

Figures from the Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) show that 28 birds were poisoned between January and December 2010. This is one more than in the previous year and means that 132 birds of prey have been deliberately killed in the last five years.

The maps clearly show where confirmed poisonings have taken place and the Scottish Government, RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Rural Property and Businesses Association have all been involved in their publication on behalf on the PAW Scotland Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group.

View the maps >>

Read the Scottish Government news release >>

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Launch of book on Carbofuran and wildlife poisoning

28/10/2011

Read the release

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Project SOE

19/10/2011

The second phase of Project SOE, a reduced rate scheme to dispose of and out of date or unapproved pesticides and biocides, has been launched. Phase 1 of this scheme was agreat success in Scotland and it is hoped that phase 2 will be just a successful at taking these dangerous substances out of circulation.

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Crackdown on Deer Poaching

03/11/2011

People are being asked to be extra vigilant following a spate of deer poaching and deer coursing in Fife and Tayside.

Read the full story