The England and Wales Raptor Persecution Priority Delivery Group (Raptor PPDG) are actively working together to reduce the illegal persecution of raptors (including owls) and agree that a useful way of presenting information is through the production of maps indicating the location of confirmed incidents. Illegal pesticide poisoning data is based on chemical analysis and interpretation of abuse by the analytical laboratory. Shooting and trapping data is derived from the police intelligence unit concluding that the raptor was shot or trapped and is supported by evidence such a professional veterinary opinion, x-rays or other forensic analysis. Data is published annually in rolling 5 year sets.
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