Should the Grey Squirrel be culled using millions of pounds of public money?

Landowners are to be paid millions of pounds of public money to cull grey squirrels under the first national plan for managing their numbers. Under the scheme, designed to protect red squirrels and woodland, only those who agree to deal with the animals on their land will be eligible for forestry grants from the Government […]

The mystery of the missing hen harriers by Patrick Barkham

Writing in today’s (13-01-2015) Guardian Patrick Barkham highlights the mystery of the missing hen harriers. You can read here the full text of that story.

Last spring, when walkers on the Lancashire moors came upon two hen harrier nests, they alerted local conservationists. Not because these powerful birds of prey represented a danger to wildlife, […]