Following today’s reports of the deaths of six birds of prey in Ross-shire this month, Douglas McAdam, chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates, commented:
“Whilst it is still unclear how the birds died and important not to prejudge the outcome of the investigation, we support Police Scotland as they continue to gather evidence about these incidents. We would encourage our own members to respond to the police call for information.
“If there is found to be some form of criminality involved in the deaths of these birds of prey then this is something that we would wholeheartedly condemn. Wildlife crime of any kind will not be tolerated by the responsible majority.
“As an enthusiastic member of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates will continue to do whatever it can to help the police and the Scottish Government, working in partnership with relevant agencies and organisations, to eradicate all incidents of wildlife crime. ”