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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.

Birdcrime 2009

Birdcrime 2009

2.58Mb, PDF

Birdcrime 2009 report

Date: 16 September 2010

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RSPB Parliamentary Briefing on Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill

RSPB Parliamentary Briefing on Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Bill

176Kb, PDF

Stage 1 written evidence: RSPB Scotland welcomes the introduction of this Bill. It includes long-awaited and valuable reforms or modernisations. However, its lack of an overall vision or action on issues such as wildlife crime or biodiversity mean that the bill is also a missed opportunity.

Date: 9 September 2010

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The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2009

The illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland 2009

1.81Mb, PDF

A review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland in 2009.

Date: 15 July 2010

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Legal Eagle 61

Legal Eagle 61

1.04Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 22 June 2010

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Wild birds and the law - A plain guide to bird protection today

Wild birds and the law - A plain guide to bird protection today

480Kb, PDF

A plain guide to bird protection today listing species on Schedules 1 and 9

Date: 16 April 2010

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Legal Eagle 60

Legal Eagle 60

674Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 12 March 2010

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Legal Eagle 59

Legal Eagle 59

327Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 11 November 2009

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Legal Eagle 58

Legal Eagle 58

1.04Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 28 July 2009

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RSPB publications

RSPB publications

1.05Mb, PDF

Books, reports and leaflets available to order direct from the RSPB. Includes postal order form and ordering instructions.

Date: 9 July 2009

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Northern Ireland Environment Agency Revised Draft Enforcement and

Northern Ireland Environment Agency Revised Draft Enforcement and

221Kb, PDF

We're keen to see the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) develop a strong and effective enforcement and prosecution policy to ensure that environmental objectives are delivered through effective implementation of legislation in Northern Ireland

Date: 22 June 2009

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RSPB Advocacy 2009 - Nature needs a voice

RSPB Advocacy 2009 - Nature needs a voice

1.38Mb, PDF

This review of RSPB policy and advocacy highlights the key areas where the RSPB has sought to make a difference in 2008 and identifies the major challenges wildlife faces within the UK further afield for 2009.

Date: 1 April 2009

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RSPB reponse to the Natural England general licence consultation

RSPB reponse to the Natural England general licence consultation

182Kb, PDF

The RSPB welcomes this opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the general licences issued by Natural England under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).

Date: 24 March 2009

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Legal Eagle 57

Legal Eagle 57

944Kb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 17 March 2009

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Legal Eagle 56

Legal Eagle 56

1.16Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 17 March 2009

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RSPB Scotland Parliamentary briefing on cross compliance and wildlife crime

RSPB Scotland Parliamentary briefing on cross compliance and wildlife crime

135Kb, PDF

Briefing written by RSPB Scotland ahead of a debate in the European Parliament

Date: 3 December 2008

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Scotland Bird of Prey Persecution 2007

Scotland Bird of Prey Persecution 2007

1.32Mb, PDF

A review of the illegal killing of birds of prey in Scotland in 2007

Date: 18 November 2008

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Wild Birds and The Law: Scotland

Wild Birds and The Law: Scotland

572Kb, PDF

A plain guide to bird protection in Scotland

Date: 6 November 2008

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Legal Eagle 55

Legal Eagle 55

1.15Mb, PDF

The RSPB's investigations newsletter

Date: 30 July 2008

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Birdcrime 2007

Birdcrime 2007

514Kb, PDF

Birdcrime 2007 report

Date: 25 July 2008

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RSPB Advocacy 2008

RSPB Advocacy 2008

2.38Mb, PDF

This review of RSPB policy and advocacy highlights the key areas where the RSPB has sought to make a difference in 2007 and identifies the major challenges wildlife faces within the UK, Europe and further afield for 2008

Date: 24 April 2008

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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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