Natural England’s specific general licences from 2019

Recap: Bob Berzins discovered that Natural England had issued what amounted to a general licence for conservation purposes after they had stopped issuing general licences for conservation purposes (sounds odd doesn’t it – see Bob’s guest blogs Natural England licences; a cover up? Part 1 and Natural England licences; a cover up? Part 2). And…

An interesting paper

These results show that shooting has a greater non-lethal effect on crows than trapping. While trapping may be a more efficient way of removing crows than shooting, shooting not only reduces the number of nuisance animals directly, but also affects their behaviour and habitat use so that damage is reduced indirectly. https://bioone.org/journals/Ornithological-Science/volume-19/issue-2/osj.19.125/Alert-and-Flight-Initiation-Distances-of-Crows-in-Relation-to/10.2326/osj.19.125.short Likes(3)Dislikes(0)

Press release Red List Mammals from the Mammal Society

One quarter of native mammals now at risk of extinction in Britain The first official Red List for British Mammals highlights species most at risk of national extinction in the near future, with researchers calling for urgent action to prevent their loss. The first official Red List for British Mammals, produced by the Mammal Society…

What is happening to the Moorland Association?

This is an email sent to Media House at, by chance, exactly 13:00 today. No response yet. I’m worried about Amanda. And it’s not like the Moorland Association to be so silent this close to the Inglorious 12th. Hi!My name is Dr Mark Avery, I am a blogger. This is a media enquiry about the…