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Our Investigations Section produces a number of publications relating to wild birds and the law.

The most recent online publications can be found by clicking on the links below. For reports from previous years, please visit our document library.

Legal Eagle 76

Legal Eagle 76

862Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 25 June 2015

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Birdcrime 2013

Birdcrime 2013

1.62Mb, PDF

Birdcrime 2013 report

Date: 1 April 2015

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Legal Eagle 75

Legal Eagle 75

1.06Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 10 March 2015

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Legal Eagle 74

Legal Eagle 74

953Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 24 November 2014

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Legal Eagle 73

Legal Eagle 73

1.23Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 29 July 2014

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing - Eradicating Raptor persecution in Scotland

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing - Eradicating Raptor persecution in Scotland

115Kb, PDF

While the introduction of measures such as vicarious liability are positive steps, incidents such as the poisonings on the Black Isle illustrate the continuing threat to these majestic species.

Date: 6 May 2014

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Legal Eagle 72

Legal Eagle 72

2.65Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 20 March 2014

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General and Class Licence Consultation – February 2014

General and Class Licence Consultation – February 2014

343Kb, PDF

RSPB's response to the consultation on general and class licences

Date: 10 February 2014

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Birdcrime 2012

Birdcrime 2012

2.6Mb, PDF

Offences against wild bird legislation in 2012

Date: 19 December 2013

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The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland

The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland

1.59Mb, PDF

2012 will go down as another bad year for the conservation of Scotland’s birds of prey. This report explains why.

Date: 2 December 2013

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Legal Eagle 71

Legal Eagle 71

1.1Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 8 November 2013

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Legal Eagle 70

Legal Eagle 70

1.49Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 14 June 2013

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Freshwater pearl mussel - briefing

Freshwater pearl mussel - briefing

150Kb, PDF

Outlined in this document are the range of factors that are putting freshwater pearl mussels (Margaritifera margaritifera) at risk

Date: 23 May 2013

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Holyrood News March 2013

Holyrood News March 2013

2.37Mb, PDF

News and updates on conservation developments in Scotland

Date: 6 March 2013

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Legal Eagle 69

Legal Eagle 69

1.64Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 12 February 2013

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The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2011

The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2011

1.5Mb, PDF

A review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland in 2011.

Date: 29 November 2012

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Legal Eagle 68

Legal Eagle 68

1.67Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 29 October 2012

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Birdcrime 2011

Birdcrime 2011

2.22Mb, PDF

Offences against wild bird legislation in 2011

Date: 10 October 2012

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Consultation response on proposals for an Integrated Framework of Environmental Regulation

Consultation response on proposals for an Integrated Framework of Environmental Regulation

609Kb, PDF

RSPB Scotland highlights elements of the proposals that are of concern and outlines what it would like see from the final legislation.

Date: 28 August 2012

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Legal Eagle 67

Legal Eagle 67

1.32Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 6 June 2012

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To see older issues of our regular newsletters and reports, visit our Document Library.

For more information about the availability and cost of other publications, please use the contact details below.

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