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News: May 2004

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Respect nesting house martins and swallows

Appeared on Space For Nature on 17th May 2004
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Tayside police have warned householders who may be tempted to destroy house martin and swallow nests that they consider to be a nuisance that they could risk a hefty fine.
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Alan Stewart, wildlife and environment officer for Tayside police, issued the warning after complaints that a number of nests had been destroyed by householders: doing so is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and is punishable with a 5000 fine.
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Frank Urquhart. 2004. Destroyers of nests facing hefty fines. Viewed on the web at http://news.scotsman.com/archive.cfm?id=552872004 on May 27th 2004.

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