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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02318: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it will complete the review of data relating to satellite-tagged golden eagles, hen harriers and red kites.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 15 September 2016

The Scottish Government review of data relating to satellite-tagged birds of prey is expected in Spring 2017.

This will involve a substantial amount of statistical analysis which will examine information from over 200 tagged golden and white-tailed eagles, hen harriers, red kites and ospreys. Once completed, the results of the analysis will provide us with a far greater insight into where these birds are going missing, and that will help to inform future action.