Fieldsports organisations have welcomed the publication of maps which show the location of confirmed incidents of bird of prey poisonings in the UK from 2007 to 2011.

The 2011 map highlights 19 incidents in which 30 birds were killed.

A National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO) spokesman said: “Poisoning birds of prey is illegal and unacceptable and we have always condemned it. Any incident is one too many, wherever it takes place.”

The rest of this article appears in the 20th February issue of Shooting Times.

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