Joint action plan to increase the English hen harrier population published by DEFRA today.

DEFRA has today decided to publish their Joint Action Plan designed to increase Hen Harrier numbers in England. Interestingly, the DEFRA plan provides no proposals or actions that in our view would bring to an end the illegal killing of hen harriers on grouse moors undertaken by gamekeepers. It is very likely therefore and despite […]

On the trail of the wolf, Europe’s much maligned and misunderstood predator

A grey wolf on the prowl in the Carpathian mountains of Poland. Photograph: Grzegorz Le?niewski/NiS/Minden Pictures/Corbis

Wolves are – along with the brown bear, the lynx and the wolverine – Europe’s last large predator carnivores. Conservationists from Britain, Germany and the Netherlands are beating a path here to find out how the […]