The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) has called on its membership to assist Police if they know anything about a golden eagle found dead near Fort William.
The bird of prey was discovered in Lochaber in March and post-mortem results have shown the cause of death to be poisoning.
Northern Constabulary has issued a plea for information regarding the incident.
And yesterday the SGA urged its members to help with the inquiry, if they know anything.
The organisation represents 5300 gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and rangers in Scotland and will not condone the poisoning of birds of prey.
A Spokesman said: “We would ask our members to help the Police if they have any information which may be of help.
“As an organisation and a member of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime, we were very pleased with the fall in bird of prey poisoning incidents last year.
“A lot of work has been done in this regard and the SGA would like to see the positive trends continue. The poisoning of birds of prey has no place in our countryside so we would ask anyone with any information to get in contact with Police.”