On the 5th February 2021 a meeting took place between the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Pigeon Racing – Craig Williams MP for Montgomeryshire, DEFRA minister and senior DEFRA officials. At this meeting the APPG Chair raised the issues we are experiencing with the rising bird of prey population, and specifically the […]
Auction in aid of Raptor Alliance
The Raptor Alliance auction has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an automated e-mail with details of the various payment methods. Following payment we will pass on the contact details of the appropriate breeder for you to make arrangements for collection of the bird(s). The RPRA auction website […]
Pigeon racing fears in Taunton
RPRA member Michael Templeman fears his birds will be killed by peregrine falcons lured to nest on St Mary Magdalene Church in Taunton. Nesting boxes have been placed there to encourage a pair of falcons to return and breed. Michael has lost lots of birds to peregrines over the years. He said “If our birds […]
Raptor Alliance Key Update May 2016
Click on the image above to read the latest key update from the Raptor Alliance. A downloadable copy of the Alliance’s lobby card is available here.
Latest Raptor Alliance Update
The latest copy of the Raptor Alliance’s press update is now available to download by clicking on the image below.
Surrey Advertiser on hawk attacks
The Surrey Advertiser of 6th November featured an article on Guildford Racing Pigeon Club Chairman, Peter Harwood, and his problems with hawk attacks. Read the full article here.
General Manager on Farming Today
Hear the RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, representing the Raptor Alliance on a BBC Radio 4 Farming Today item debating with the RSPB the necessity for a change in the law to allow fanciers to make license applications to Natural England. Click on the image left to hear the item.
Raptor debate in the news again
RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday morning to debate the loss of racing pigeons to raptors. A copy of the interview will be available via the BBC i-player shortly. Local BBC radio stations later picked up the story, and interviews have been recorded with BBC Radio Birmingham and BBC […]
Latest Raptor Alliance Press Pack
Press Pack 6 is now available to download below – in several parts due to its size. It’s a collection of all the activity during the Spring. Previous press packs can be viewed on the Pigeon Racing UK & Ireland Press Office pages. Download: Raptor Alliance Press Pack 6 Part A Download: Raptor Alliance Press Pack 6 […]
Cornish Guardian on Raptor Attacks
John Hocking of Padstow talks to the Cornish Guardian of his fears for the sport due to raptor attacks. Click on the image to read the article.