Monthly Archives: December 2015

If hunting law is ‘in tatters’ then fix it.

  An article in the papers on Tuesday related to a claim by the Countryside Alliance (CA) that support for fox hunting is a strong as ever and that more than 90% of 300 hunts surveyed claimed they hunted at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RSPB Raptor Persecution report Dec 2015

I’ve just finished reading the RSPB report on raptor persecution from 1994 to 2014. With 779 confirmed incidents of raptor persecution during that period it makes depressing reading. In addition there were 114 incidents where raptor nests were suspected to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police wildlife crime officers and social media

One or two police wildlife crime officers now use social media to tremendous effect. Very much in the forefront is Sergeant Rob Taylor of North Wales Police (@NWPRuralCrime), who leads a team of four officers specialising in dealing with rural … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Alleged disturbance of nesting/prospecting raptors

I read today in the blog Raptor Politics that there is an apparently legal strategy being used by estates in Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland and elsewhere ‘to deter raptors from returning to nest at traditional breeding territories, particularly at ground … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The gift of grouse?

I read last week, with a degree of comfort, that a wide variety of bird species are thriving on some grouse moors. Surveys were carried out on three Tayside estates as part of “The Gift of Grouse” – a year–long … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Wealth of Wildlife (Thirsty Books – £9.99)

My latest book, A Wealth of Wildlife, has been printed and copies should be with me on Friday 3 December. I would be pleased to post out signed copies, and there is still plenty time for Christmas delivery. The following … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment