Press release – The Beaver Trust

Legal killing of 1-in-5 Scottish beavers spotlights need for fresh approach across Britain The killing of 87 beavers in Scotland – one fifth of the country’s population – proves there is an urgent need for humans to live more sympathetically alongside beavers across Britain, the Beaver Trust said today. The Trust said lethal control of…

Guest blog – Natural History GCSE (4) by Mary Colwell

Mary Colwell is an award-winning radio, TV and internet producer winning 14 awards over the last 10  years, including a Sony Gold in 2009.  She is also a radio presenter and feature writer for The Tablet. Mary has written five previous guest blogs here (A Natural History GCSE, 23 November 2012; Shared Planet, 15 January 2015;…

Birdwatch June 2020

I’ve only skimmed through the current issue of Birdwatch so far but if we ever had a rainy day then I’d settle down to read it. There’s an interesting article on why Mya-Rose Craig was chosen to be the youngest person ever to receive an honorary doctorate in the UK and another on garden rarities…

Is it wild hacking time in Scotland – an SNH response

SNH are pretty helpful when it comes to answering questions of a media variety. Yesterday I asked them whether they had issued any licences for wild hacking in Scotland this year which they could have answered with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. I also said that I’d be interested in where they were with any…

Guest blog – Wild Ken Hill by Dominic Buscall

I am drawn to difficult problems. I spent the first five years of my career helping companies solve their most complex business problems with L.E.K. Consulting, and in the last few years I have become particularly interested in the UK’s land use conundrum. What do we want from our land, and how do we get…