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Publications

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 66

Legal Eagle 66

1.22Mb, PDF

The RSPB's Investigations newsletter.

Date: 3 April 2012

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Legal Eagle 65

Legal Eagle 65

1.12Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 18 November 2011

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Birdcrime 2010

Birdcrime 2010

2.19Mb, PDF

Offences against wild bird legislation in 2010

Date: 3 November 2011

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RSPB Scotland written evidence to Financial Committee on preventative spending

RSPB Scotland written evidence to Financial Committee on preventative spending

42Kb, PDF

Protecting and investing in the natural environment upon which we all depend is, by its very nature, preventative spend, as a thriving environment delivers social, spiritual, psychological and health as well as economic benefits.

Date: 29 September 2011

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RSPB Scotland written evidence regarding the Scotland Bill

RSPB Scotland written evidence regarding the Scotland Bill

34Kb, PDF

The main issues of interest to RSPB Scotland are those matters where policy is recommended to be further devolved or re-reserved where this has the potential to impact on environmental outcomes.

Date: 14 September 2011

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The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2010

The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2010

1.77Mb, PDF

A review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland in 2010.

Date: 12 September 2011

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Realising the Benefits of Peatlands

Realising the Benefits of Peatlands

227Kb, PDF

Scotland’s peatland landscapes have enormous potential as a natural solution to limiting dangerous climate change. Many are degraded and need restoring. RSPB Scotland believes that policies must be updated, adapted and aligned to remove the remaining policy barriers to landscape-scale peatland restoration and protection.

Date: 20 June 2011

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Legal Eagle 64

Legal Eagle 64

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The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 15 June 2011

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Scottish Government debate: 'Faster and further to secure Scotland's place as the green energy powerhouse of Europe'

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Scottish Government debate: 'Faster and further to secure Scotland's place as the green energy powerhouse of Europe'

158Kb, PDF

RSPB Scotland believes it is crucial that Scotland meets its climate change targets. Renewable energy has an essential role to play, and Scotland has considerable opportunities both on land and at sea. RSPB Scotland is working with the renewable energy industry and Scottish Government to help ensure that renewables are delivered in the right locations, avoiding sensitive habitats and species.

Date: 2 June 2011

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee Debate

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee Debate

153Kb, PDF

The natural environment and rural land can help Scotland to meet its climate change targets but only if it is in good condition and well managed.

Date: 21 February 2011

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Scotland Bill 2010

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Scotland Bill 2010

67Kb, PDF

RSPB Scotland's position on the Scotand Bill 2010.

Date: 21 February 2011

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RSPB Scotland Briefing on Hunterston for the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

RSPB Scotland Briefing on Hunterston for the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee

137Kb, PDF

RSPB Scotland is extremely worried about proposals for a hugely polluting new coal plant at Hunterston which would cause permanent damage to around 30 hectares of a SSSI.

Date: 21 February 2011

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Legal Eagle 63

Legal Eagle 63

959Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 2 February 2011

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Scotland Bill Debate

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary Briefing on the Scotland Bill Debate

120Kb, PDF

The RSPB concludes that constitutional arrangements in themselves do not necessarily affect the quality of environmental outcomes. Therefore we do not have constitutional preferences.

Date: 8 December 2010

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Legal Eagle 62

Legal Eagle 62

977Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter.

Date: 17 November 2010

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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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