Information recently received through Environmental Information requests – some areas are still to be answered in any detail.
But this does show us the identity of the Scientific Advisory Group and formally discloses some relevant information on the brood meddling process.
Interesting, I feel, that NE don’t know how much time they have spent on this – so I wonder whether that means that staff costs are not being met by the moorland managers. If so, they are being met by us, the taxpayer, at a time when only this morning I heard the chair of Natural England say on Today that NE don’t have the money to carry out their statutory and core duties properly. So why are they spending staff time on this, arguably unlawful (for that is what I am still arguing), expensive activity?
If you are interested in the conservation of Hen Harriers, ecologically sound management of the uplands and/or rewilding then you might be interested in this e-petition: