Ban the Burn – Media Release from Rebecca Taylor MEP

For immediate release – 10th January 2013

Rebecca Taylor MEP and “Ban the Burn” campaign press the European Commission to act on moorland burning. Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem Euro-MP for Yorkshire, has joined forces with a West Yorkshire based pressure group to stop a grouse shooting estate burning protected moorland above the Calder Valley.


Review of Natural England and the Environment Agency must ensure England’s wildlife has a champion

We hold up our hands, we missed this one but feel Defra’s review of the two organisations to be merged into one possible entity, it is so important we are adding the story now anyway.

The RSPB has welcomed the start of a consultation into the future of Natural England, but has warned against undermining […]

UK Wildlife crime unit faces the chop over funding crisis

Britain’s National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU), which leads the fight against the burgeoning illegal wildlife trade, may be facing the axe. Concern is growing about the future of the widely praised unit, as the Home Office is refusing to agree its funding, which runs out on 31 March.

It would appear all gamekeepers are law-abiding […]

RSPB responds to Ban the Burn’s complaint to Europe over Walshaw Moor

RSPB media release 4 January 2012

On Thursday 10 January Hebden Bridge campaign group Ban the Burn is submitting a complaint to the European Commission over actions by Natural England, the statutory body responsible for safeguarding the nation’s countryside. The group’s complaint relates to Natural England’s decision in March 2012 to drop its prosecution […]

‘Britain’s Response to the Biodiversity Action Plan.’