Chris Packham’s BBC interview with Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, 12 August

You can listen to the interview the BBC carried out yesterday with Chris Packham and Amanda Anderson Director of the Moorland Association on the current plight of England’s Hen Harriers on Red Grouse moors. The short debate will be available to listen to for the next 6 days only.

Hen Harrier

Follow the link we have provided to the BBC 4 Today programme for the 12 August, and go forward to 1 minute 22 seconds on the slide bar. It will come as no surprise that Amanda would not admit that gamekeepers are killing Hen Harrier, she simply says there is a conflict. Chris Packham handles the whole debate with professionalism, whereas Ms. Anderson appears out of her depth reiterating that the 3 nesting pairs of Hen Harrier this year are on moorland where driven Red Grouse are shot. Ms Anderson also points out that its down to the management of moorlands by gamekeepers that the Hen Harrier is  drawn to these beautiful areas where predators are controlled but not completely. The Director of the Moorland Association forgot to mention when talking about predators that the Hen Harrier is now on the verge of extinction because of controls by gamekeepers, but there again she would’t admit to that would she?

Hen Harrier

Listen to the interview here and draw your own conclusion

3 comments to Chris Packham’s BBC interview with Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association, 12 August

  • Rowland ROBINSON

    CHRIS PACKHAM IGNORES THE INPUT IN MOORLAND CONSERVATION THAT ESTATES CONTRIBUTE AND THE JOBS AND FINANCIAL BENEFITS PROVIDED BY COMMERCIAL GROUSE SHOOTING TO LOCAL ECONOMIES.HIS APPROACH IS LARGELY EMOTIONAL,APPEALING TO THE TOWN BASED MAJORITY,WHO HAVE LITTLE OR NO REAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE COUNTRYSIDE.

  • paul williams

    That is disgraceful and condescending remark about people who live in Towns! It just goes to show how far removed you are ‘Mr Robinson’ from the real world.

  • Jeff

    Rowland, bless, you’ve had since August and all you could come up with is this tired old countryside vs townie BS. Run along and come back in March, say, with a better argument.

    P.S. Use of all capitals on the internet is usually viewed as shouting and considered poor “netiquette”.