Wuthering Moors 32

Blogs entitled ‘Wuthering Moors’ form a series of articles about the Walshaw Moor Estate and its relationship with Natural England and Defra. Defra were supposed to reply today to my complaint over their late and uncommunicative response to an FoI request.  I had an email from them on Friday saying that they have now decided…

Ralph Underhill cartoon and how to cut consumption

    A friend and I were chatting this week over lunch (not as portrayed above) and speculating on how big the task is to save wildlife in the UK and on the planet, and what it would take to make a real difference. We came up with three game-changing events:   1.  A human…

Uncomfortable results for the RSPB

An overwhelming proportion of the respondents to the poll on this website do not approve of the planned change of the name of BIRDS magazine to ‘Nature’s Home’. The final results were 66 (12%) in favour and 497 (88%) against the change . When the poll started, the first 13 votes were ‘no’, and I…

Guest Blog – Birds of a feather? by Frances Hurst

Frances Hurst is passionate about charities (and birds). She is co-founder of Birdsong Charity Consulting, which has been helping charities work more effectively with their people for more than a decade. She is a trustee of the BTO and spent the 1990s working as the RSPB’s Marketing Director. Have you ever quit a job out…