Monthly Archives: December 2016

Book review: Natural History of Tenerife by Philip and Myrtle Ashmole

My daughter scanned through this book before I had read it and was immediately sold on Tenerife as a holiday destination for the near future. I think that sums up this remarkable book. The book describes the colonisation of this … Continue reading

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The report assessing corvid traps in Scotland

In 2015 SNH commissioned a report to assess the nature and use of corvid cage traps in Scotland.  The field work, finished earlier this year, was carried out by Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) and the Game and … Continue reading

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Poisons cache found on grouse moor in N Yorks – some thoughts

Having read Guy Shorrock’s detailed account of a cache of poisons uncovered on a driven grouse moor in North Yorkshire. I can sympathise with his anger and frustration at the eventual outcome. Very briefly RSPB Investigations staff had well founded … Continue reading

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Not everyone welcomes beavers

There has been much in the media since the Scottish Government’s acceptance that the two Scottish populations of beavers – Tayside and Knapdale – can remain and will be given legal protection. Most that I have read is positive, even … Continue reading

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