Just two weeks ago a new raptor web site was launched to highlight the illegal and widespread persecution of raptors throughout the UK and how political, rather than common sense is influencing the security of many of England's rarer species. In particular the site has been featuring the terrible situation in Lancashire's Forest of Bowland. Read the new update about the saga of the Bowland Eagle Owls at first hand on the Home page. (www.raptorpolitics.org.uk) The site is factual and hard hitting and pulls no punches. In the two weeks since launch the site has gone up the ranking on the Top 1000 birding sites from over 1000 to 180.