Wildlife defence in England – a hollow force?

During his/her annual speech last night the Chief of the Environmental Defence Staff was horribly misquoted as  saying; I can understand, completely, that in times of slightly lower national richness we must clobber the environment for all it is worth.  I have, of course, no argument with our ‘greenest ever Prime Minister’ on that score. …

Introducing Oscar Dewhurst

Oscar Dewhurst is an 18 year-old wildlife photographer and birder from London. He’s been birding since he was 10, and photographing since he was 13, mainly in his local area of Southwest London, particularly at the WWT London Wetland Centre. Oscar’s work has been commended in several competitions, including the Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of…

That CAPs the year off nicely – not!

The decision of the coalition government to reject the Secretary of State for the Environment’s recommendation of a full 15% rate of modulation for the CAP (and go for 12% instead) caps off an awful year for wildlife in England; – glacially slow and inadequate progress on MCZs – UK opposition to a neonic ban…