The Golden Eagle in Scotland – As climatic changes take hold, what future awaits these iconic raptors in the 21st Century?

For thousands of years the Golden Eagle has survived against all the odds, finding safe refuge in one of Scotland’s most rugged and beautiful landscapes in the Western Highlands of Argyll. Here amongst the isolated glens of Glen Coe’s peaceful Blackmount Forest as many as 8 pairs of Golden Eagles have continued to […]

Osborne tears up key countryside protection and green energy project.

Whitehall sources confirmed that a review would be made of the Habitats Regulations, which transpose two very strong EU wildlife directives, the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1982 Habitats Directive, into British law. The regulations make damaging developments on prime nature sites virtually impossible, and have long been criticised by parts of the business lobby. […]

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 […]