RAPTOR protocol report for 2017 published

Date Released: Friday, October 5, 2018

The 2017 report of the RAPTOR (Recording and Addressing Persecution and Threats to Our Raptors) protocol is now available. The RAPTOR protocol is a cooperarative approach between the NPWS, regional veterinary laboratories, and state laboratories, to systematically determine the extent to which poisoning and persecution are threats to Ireland's native birds of prey. It involves the following research institutions:

  • Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht – National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Regional Veterinary Laboratories
  • Department of Public Expenditure and Reform – State Laboratory

Project investigators are Dr. Barry O'Donoghue, Micheál Casey, and Edward Malone. The project is undertaken at sites across Ireland.

Read more on the RAPTOR protocol or download the report.