Aaaaah – of course!

Michael Gove has done nothing visible to me to deal with the many ills and misdemeanors of driven grouse shooting. In fact, he is said to have told representatives of grouse shooting that he was seeking to ‘protect their vulnerable flank’, whatever that might mean (grouse shooting has enough exposed flanks to be spherical). Crispin Odey is a…

Please respond to Forest of Bowland AONB consultation

The Forest of Bowland AONB is consulting on its next 5-year plan for 2019-24.  They would like your views by a week today, 25 May.  It’s easy to fill in the short consultation form – takes about 5 minutes. Have a look at their last plan with its images of Hen Harriers and talk of…

Defra FoI – update

The story so far: Defra FoI fail, 25 April Defra FoI continued fail, 26 April Defra FoI – less of a fail, 26 April This morning I received this response (or at least this is the bit that I am revealing at the moment): Thank you to Defra for apparently pulling out the stops once…

Any idea who that ‘keeper is?

Maybe the Vice Chair of the GWCT was having a forgetful moment…allegedly. See Sev Carrell in The Guardian (including a great quote from GWCT which says nothing at all) and Raptor Persecution UK. Why was this kept so quiet for so long? Not because of the identity of the family apparently involved, surely? There is probably…