Author Archives: Mark

About Mark

Born Bristol, UK Educated: Cleeve House School Bristol, Bristol Grammar School and Downing College Cambridge Ph.D. University of Aberdeen, Winter activity of pipistrelle bats. NERC post-doctoral Research Fellow, Edward Grey Institute, Oxford University Former Conservation Director of the RSPB, 1989-2011

BAWC crowdfunder going really well

  Thank you to everyone who is supporting BAWC’s first field project. Let’s hope all birds involved live forever – but autopsies are quite expensive Click here if you’d like to donate. Thank you.   Likes(38)Dislikes(0)

Countryside Alliance nervous about evidence review?

As pointed out yesterday, NRW are looking at the role of shooting on our land, public land, in Wales. The Countryside Alliance is asking its members to wade in with their views – which is a perfectly reasonable thing for them to do.  And it’s perfectly reasonable for you to send in your views too. […]

Misguided meddlers

Therese Coffey was handed a hospital pass when Rory Stewart zipped off to another department leaving her holding the Hen Harrier Recovery Farce. A key, and totally ridiculous, element of the plan was to take away young Hen Harriers from grouse moors, raise them expensively in captivity, and then release them again on grouse moors […]

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Natural England – let’s be fair

I’m told that I should read the 18 January issue of Country Life for a more positive insight into the Chair of Natural England’s views (by one of his loyal staff). Well I’m keen to have a look but it may take some time as Country Life doesn’t squeeze through my letterbox on a regular […]