Animal cruelty offenders to face increased penalties, from 6 months to 5 years in prison by 2018

Five-year jail terms for animal cruelty crimes are planned by Michael Gove as offenders continue to get off lightly he claims. Well we know all about that don’t we?

The Environment Secretary wants max term of six months increased dramatically to five years in prison, the new legislation should be on the statute books by […]

Forest of Bowland Gamekeeper from the Bleasdale estate denies killing two peregrines

Yesterday 28th September was a landmark day in Bowland’s dark history of ongoing raptor killing, when Mr James Hartley a 34 year old gamekeeper from the Bleasdale estate appeared in the dock at Preston Magistrates Court facing nine charges relating to the alleged killing of two peregrine falcons in April 2016 on the estate where […]

Members of the North West Raptor Group installing new Peregrine platform on St Annes church tower.

You will recall that on 21st February of this year we posted a blog detailing the recovery of a shot adult female Peregrine, one of a breeding pair, from the outside of the tower on St Thomas Church in St Annes. The corpse of the female Peregrine was removed from the rain guttering where she […]

Petition: Vicarious Liability Law & Licensing of Grouse Moors in England & Wales to prevent continued persecution of Raptors!

New petition calling for the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 to be updated and amended to include the addition of a Vicarious Liability law, making estate owners responsible for the illegal actions of their gamekeepers. Second, the licensing of Red Grouse shooting. Last but not least, mandatory prison sentences together with more appropriate fines […]

86 million Americans watched wildlife in 2016, a 20 percent jump from 2011

People watch birds at the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in Montana. Photo by Brett Billings/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Throughout the USA a survey on wildlife tourism is undertaken every 5 years. In Britain many areas have nothing done at all making it look like wildlife is not […]

Wildlife in France – Harriers and their protection

The plains of Poitou-Charentes and Vendée whether they be the high open windswept areas such as those characterises by the areas to the north west and west of Poitiers towards Thouars and Parthenay or the vast low open wetlands of the Marais poitevin and coastline are especially suited to certain birds, some of which are […]

NATIONAL PARK MANAGEMENT PLAN REVIEW 2018-2023 Initial Consultation ‘Your Dales’ July 2017

Malham Cove attracts thousands of Visitors each year to view one of the few Peregrines nesting in the National Park

 

Prepared on behalf of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Management Plan Steering Group

Contents 1. Summary 1 2.

Background and Introduction 2 3.

Overview of responses 3 4.

Questionnaire results 3 […]