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 […]

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 […]

Protesters in their thousands descend on Westminster today calling for end to grouse shooting on Inglorious Twelfth

Ashamed and very angry citizens from across our country gathered in front of Westminster in their thousands (today 12th August 2017) to voice their concerns at the killing of wildlife, including Hen Harriers on red grouse moorland. The Tory Government should be totally ashamed at the blatant disregard for our wildlife. The killing must stop, […]

Revised Video: Driven Grouse Shooting. (Hen Harriers & Peregrines). Made by Tom Wood

This video has been released for a second time after minor editing today (12/7/2017), sets out the case for banning driven grouse shooting both on the grounds of its dependence on the illegal killing of birds of prey and for its wider impacts. Interviews with Natalie Bennett, Dr Mark Avery and Terry Pickford, a founder […]

Pheasants ‘source of tick disease claims research

Pheasants carry the bacteria The effects of Lyme disease are being talked about across Britain a lot more these days. This has resulted in an important conference to debate this subject hosted by Exeter University on Friday 7th July. http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/what-we-are-doing/conferences/ The UK’s most common tick-borne disease could be eradicated if pheasants were not reared […]

Illegal Fox hunting pair, the first in Scotland to be successfully prosecuted.

Yesterday 29-06-2017, two members of the Jedforest Hunt in the Scottish Borders were found guilty of illegal fox hunting at Selkirk Sheriff Court, in what is the first successful mounted fox hunting prosecution under the law which bans hunting.

Father and son, 66-year-old Clive Richardson and 23-year-old Johnathon Riley, both denied deliberately hunting a wild […]

A new petition asking the Scottish Parliament for a study into the economic impact of driven grouse shooting

Les Wallace has asked us to provide details of the petition he has launched seeking the Scottish Parliament to ‘urge the Scottish Government to sponsor a comprehensive and independent study into the full economic impacts of driven grouse shooting’. You can read Les’s petition HERE. You are able to sign the petition […]

Bearded vultures in the Alps – on course for another record-breaking breeding season

The bearded vulture breeding season in the Alps is quite advanced, and so far, we have news of at least 45 occupied territories across this mountain chain. There are three territories in the eastern part of the Alps, 18 in the Central Alps, 20 in the north-western Alps and four in the south-western part […]

14 pairs of black vulture – in Boumort (Spanish Pyrenees) – 8 are still breeding

We have recently informed about the shooting of the last black vulture in Alynià, one of the two black vulture reintroduction sites in the Spanish Pyrenees, and how the sites contrasted – while the species did not get a foothold in the former site, in Boumort (Lleida) it was flourishing, ten years after the start […]

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee – Scotland