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    New tech protects birds of prey 12 November 2019

    Birds of prey to be safeguarded by new technology (via DAERA)

     

    red kite in flight

     

    Satellite tracking devices are to be fitted onto birds of prey and nesting site surveillance installed in the latest fight against wildlife crime.

    ‘Hawk–Eyes’, an advanced technology project, is being launched by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland (PAW NI), alongside their 10 Years of Persecution’ Report.

    The Report reveals that from 2009–18, there were a total of 72 incidents of confirmed raptor persecution in Northern Ireland, resulting in the death or injury of 66 birds of prey and the destruction of two nesting sites.

    DAERA Wildlife Officer Dr Jon Lees said buzzards and red kites are amongst the most common victims of persecution: “Sadly, a small proportion of our population still seem to think it’s ok to destroy these magnificent birds at the expense of the environment and the rest of the community.

    Read more via DAERA