An interesting study

This study is open access for 50 days so get in quickly and read and inwardly digest it. ‘Protected’ areas in the UK don’t differ from the rest of the uplands in their number (density of tracks) which is slightly surprising. Managed heather (grouse moor) landscapes have the highest densities of both surfaced and unsurfaced…

Even children find Natural England laughable

There’s no doubting that Wild Justice has been the best crowdfunder that Natural England has had. NE is now recruiting 200 staff to do its job better. Although the recruitment advert is ghastly, and makes Natural England sound like a support group for tree huggers, whereas it is actually an environmental regulator and enforcer with…

A record June for this blog

With 119,378 pageviews and 28,301 readers this was a record June for this blog. In fact, in terms of the number of readers this is the most successful month for this blog since its high point in August 2016 when there was great interest in my epetition to ban driven grouse shooting as it approached…

Press release from the GWCT

“The end of an era” as Professor Nick Sotherton retires from the GWCT After 44 years with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), Director of Research, Advisory and Education, Professor Nick Sotherton is retiring this week (30 June 2020). Professor Sotherton has been with the Hampshire-based conservation charity since joining to study for his…