Thank you and ask a friend please.

Yesterday, ‘my’ e-petition, which is definitely ‘our’ e-petition, to ban driven grouse shooting in England, passed the 4000 signature mark.   We are still only half way through Week 3 of its existence so that is pretty impressive. Thank you to all who have signed it. Just to emphasise the initial success of this e-petition…

Is this pretty?

Heather burning is vitally important to grouse shooting.  Burning the heather on a rotational basis, every few years, creates a pattern of young and older heather.  The younger heather produces green vegetation that is eaten by Red Grouse whereas older heather provides more nesting cover.   This image from talented wildlife photographer Peter Cairns shows…

A bit of a round up – all good news

Virunga – good news here! And well done! to WWF. Hen Harriers in Bowland – some good news here – there are three pairs of Hen Harrier in England this year – that’s just under 1% of the number that there could be judging by the suitable habitat available. Hen Harriers on Springwatch – did…