Appeal launched after remains of protected osprey species discovered

The protected species was found near Loch of the Lowes, where it was believed to have been nesting.

Appeal launched after remains of protected osprey species discovered in Perth and Kinross © Google Maps 2024

An appeal has been launched after the remains of a protected species of osprey was discovered in Perth and Kinross.

The remains of the osprey was found near where it had been nesting at the at Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld, on Friday.

Enquiries remain at an early stage to establish the circumstances.

Police are appealing for any witnesses within the area at the time to make themselves known.

Inspector James Longden said: “It is illegal to kill any protected species and we are working closely alongside partner agencies to confirm what has happened here and whether there is any criminality involved.

“Information from the local community could prove vital and it is important we speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, or who may know something which could assist our investigation.

“Any information can be passed to Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 3266 of Friday, 3 May, 2024. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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