Golden Eagles’ Scottish Breeding Sites

The Scotsman reports that despite objections from wind farm developers, Scottish breeding sites for golden eagles are to be given special protection.

Golden Eagle

Whilst I am a supporter of renewable energy, I also believe we must not loose sight of other issues – in this case, the welfare of golden eagles. Thankfully,  the Scottish Government has granted special protection status for the golden eagle at six sites covering more than 350,000 hectares.  The move will add some 80 additional breeding territories into the current network of eight sites in northern and western Scotland.


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