This must be seen as a good thing although the Scientific Advisory Board that Andy has chaired cleared the way for the highly contentious, and still being challenged in the courts, brood-meddling licensing decisions. You’d have to think that Andy’s knowledge of the workings of environmental law had more to do with this daft project going ahead than any scientific merit it might have.
That Tony Juniper is quite a joker isn’t he, when he says that Teresa ‘has enabled Natural England to strengthen its conservation work with key constituencies, including with shooting and agricultural interests‘ and that Teresa has encouraged these interests in ‘aligning game management with wider conservation goals‘. I wonder what her most impressive achievement has been along those lines? I’m struggling to pick one out of the throng.