Scottish Gamekeepers Association
The use of snares for catching animals is to be banned by the Scottish Government.
Protected animals were among non-target species caught by “cruel and indiscriminate” snares, which can inflict deep wounds, internal organ damage and death.
Nearly three million gamebird chicks have been imported into Scotland from overseas battery farms to be shot at sporting estates in recent years, we can reveal.
Conservationists working to protect rare birds of prey claim they are being abused online and intimidated in the field.
An investigation has been launched into a video showing a stag being shot and killed in a Highland loch.
Evidence that a satellite tag was deliberately removed from a golden eagle and hidden has been highlighted by wildlife campaigners.
Thousands of sites used by birds of prey will go unmonitored for the first time in almost two decades due to the coronavirus crisis, prompting fears that more birds will be illegally killed.
Strict new rules should be brought in to curb the damage done by deer to the natural environment, according to a major report to the Scottish Government.
Film footage of heather moorland on fire belching clouds of smoke across the Cairngorms has sparked fierce criticism of sporting estates.