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The pleasures (and otherwise) on a walk along a country road

There is a narrow and very quiet country road near where I live and along which I often walk. There is never a time I am on that road that I don’t see something of interest, whether it be deer, … Continue reading

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The first conviction in Scotland for fox hunting – in 2003!

It is great news that there is a public consultation under way in Scotland to look at means of improving the protection of wild mammals. In mid-2017 a stakeholder group was established to develop a new Code of Practice for … Continue reading

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No court case for Hunt Investigation Team covert snaring surveillance

I wrote on 11 July 2017 of incidents filmed on Moscar Estate in Derbyshire by the Hunt Investigation Team. This undercover team had filmed a snare that may have been a locking snare and claimed they saw a badger in … Continue reading

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Book review: Shorebirds in Action by Richard Chandler

For those with a general interest in birds Shorebirds in Action is a ‘must read.’ For readers with a particular interest in shore birds you will be guaranteed to learn a great deal. Even on what may be considered simpler … Continue reading

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General licence restriction on Edradynate Estate – comment

So at last there has been a result, albeit, minor, against the catalogue of wildlife crime discovered on Edradynate Estate at Strathtay, Perthshire. Scottish Natural Heritage has restricted the use on the estate of general licences which give the privilege … Continue reading

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Book Review – Running South America with my Husband and other animals by Katharine Lowrie

RUNNING SOUTH AMERICA with my Husband and other animals is written by Katharine Lowrie, who ran, unsupported, the full length – 6477 miles – of South America with her husband, David. The pair ran for 332 days, with 113 days … Continue reading

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Does shooting benefit rural areas?

I read an incredibly interesting article the other day by Dr Steve Carver, director of the Wildland Research Institute. I thought the article very fairly responded to the views of Peter Glenser, chairman of the British Association for Shooting and … Continue reading

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