Raptor poisoning is a serious problem in many European countries, including Germany, where such incidents are more common as people generally think.
In 2010, at least 4 White-tailed Sea Eagles were poisoned in Schleswig-Holstein (the most northern state in Germany) with the pesticide Mevinphos.
Often, this poison is used to kill animals like Red Foxes but the carrion eating Sea Eagles also fall victim to this disgusting way of killing wildlife.
The real number of eagles killed may be even higher as not every killed eagle is always found.
More information can be found on the NABU (Birdlife Germany) website (in German):
Vier Seeadler mit Insektengift getötet