The PannonEagle LIFE International Workshop for the harmonization of national protocols against illegal poisoning of wildlife was successfully organized in Biatorbágy on 23-24th, November. The aim of the meeting was to discuss practical problems with the invited experts on field investigation and veterinarian protocols related to illegal predator poisoning.
The conservation organisations BirdLife and WWF are alarmed. In the most recent publication of the Lower Austrian provincial hunting association (newsletter dated 9.11.2017), raptors are portrayed as scapegoats for low densities of small game, and their shooting is called for in the mid-term. This contradicts the EU Birds Directive and Lower Austrian conservation and hunting law.