BirdLife Austria and WWF demand commitment to raptor conservation


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.

Dead Red Kite in the Eferding district shown to have been poisoned with pesticide carbuforan

In early May, wild animals were attacked with poison in Stroheim (Eferding district, Upper Austria). A number of poisoned rabbits’ heads and poisoned chicken eggs were positioned at the edge of a gravel pit. One Red Kite died. The investigation’s result now shows that the pesticide carbuforan was used.