One Law for Grouse Moor Owners, another Law for Everyone else

It appears when any damage is caused to an SSSi without the permission from Natural England, for example installing shooting tracks across prime heather habitat, it depends who you are if you are taken to court to account for your illegal actions and ordered to pay thousands of pounds for your transgressions. On the other […]

Now it’s Official, England’s Raptors don’t require added Protection says the Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries.

[singlepic id=304 w=300 h=230 float=left] It seems that the DEFRA Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, Mr Richard Benyon MP believes England’s birds of prey are adequately protected by existing wildlife legislation and therefore the minister feels there is no requirement to make landowners responsible for the action of their gamekeepers by the introduction […]

A response to Mark Avery’s second news letter by John Miles

Mark has taken on the role here of ‘informant’ now he has left the RSPB and wants to convey the true story of what is happening around the world regarding nature conservation. In his latest ‘news letter’ [not blog] he talks about Red Grouse and Hen Harriers. Sadly Mark has missed a golden opportunity by […]

Sir Mad Max of the Finacial Times joins the ranks of “raptor haters”.

[singlepic id=390 w=135 h=196 float= left]Raptor Politics has decided to add this story taken from Dr. Mark Avery’s blog as we feel the anti-bird of prey lobby appear to getting out of hand, using utter nonsense to promote their political agenda. How any one of Sir Max Hastings’ alleged intellect can be offended by […]