DEFRA #omnishambles publishes review of general licences

Wild Justice challenged general licences in England in winter 2019 Natural England withdrew those licences in spring 2019. DEFRA reintroduced very similar licences in summer 2019. DEFRA held a consultation on general licences in autumn 2019. DEFRA published the consultation responses and its views on them in spring 2021. And they represent pretty poor analysis…

DEFRA #omnishambles doesn’t have a clue – for peat’s sake!

In response to an information request about DEFRA’s knowledge of peat resources, following their scandalously abject policy measure to restrict burning on peatlands, this was received (not by me, I am grateful to the excellent and talented Guy Shrubsole). The most interesting paragraph, although it is all riveting of course, is this one: We do…

Bamff Wildland crowdfunder

The Bamff Wildland crowdfunder is getting robust support and has already passed 60% of its target. Have a look – click here – and please support it if you can. Likes(15)Dislikes(0)

British Wildlife April 2021

This is a particularly good issue of the almost always particularly good British Wildlife. From Peter Marren, arguing for Swanscombe Peninsula to be protected, to Twitcher in the Swamp demonstrating that he (is Twitcher a he? I believe so) has supernatural powers to write about nature conservation in a sardonic but meaningful way, it is…

Six weeks and 114,000 signatures

We’re not quite half way in the life of this petition supported by just about all the wildlife and environmental groups in England (it is largely, not completely, an English matter but that doesn’t prevent any UK resident helping wildlife in England). But I would say that we are not yet half way to respectability…