Impacts of deaths may not be known for years

The remains of dead birds, including Eagles, seized at an east Gippsland property. Experts say the full impact of the eagle deaths may not be fully understood for years.

The remains of dead birds, including Eagles, seized at an east Gippsland property. Experts say the full impact of the eagle deaths may not be fully understood for years.

THIS month’s national bird count could reveal the true devastation caused by the poisoning of 406 wedge-tailed eagles on an east Gippsland farm.

In September at Sale Magistrates’ Court, farmhand Murray James Silvester was jailed for 14 days and fined $2500 for the destruction of protected wildlife, after pleading guilty to poisoning the birds over two years while working at a property in Tubbut in east Gippsland.

It the first time the offence has attracted a custodial sentence in Victoria.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.

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