News round up

Here are a few things that caught my eye recently, and I will be writing more about some of them next week: Wild Justice forces DEFRA to act on non-native gamebirds – see DEFRA announcement. I wouldn’t say that this was too little too late, but it is late and it isn’t clear whether it…

Coul Links, good news – RSPB press release

Scottish Government refuse Coul Links planning permission Decision warmly welcomed by RSPB Scotland The Scottish Government has confirmed today that it has refused planning permission for a golf course to be built at Coul Links in East Sutherland. RSPB Scotland, one of the Save Coul Links coalition members, hugely welcomes this decision. Anne McCall, Director…

Calder Valley hunger strike update

Statement from Treesponsibility, yesterday evening: Natural England will be conducting a site visit to the moor in the week commencing 24th February and will be analysing the evidence in the week commencing second of March. Treesponsibility will be meeting with Natural England the following week. Likes(44)Dislikes(0)

Guest blog – Helvellyn’s arctic-alpine plant growers by Peter Barron of John Muir Trust

After 23 years working for the Lake District National Park (LDNP) as a ranger, Pete Barron now works for the John Muir Trust.  John Muir Trust is an organisation dedicated to the protection and enhancement of wild land through land ownership and partnerships, environmental education largely through the enormously successful John Muir Award and policy…