The first 5000 signatures

Last year it took 28 days to reach 5,000 signatures on an e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting. This year it has taken 6 days to get half way to the level where the government must respond. I wonder whether we could reach 10,000 signatures by Hen Harrier Day, or certainly by the Inglorious 12th?…

Join the Hen Harrier Day thunderclap – update 4

If you can’t make it to one of the growing number of Hen Harrier Day events occurring across Scotland and England in two weeks’ time then you can still add your name to the shout out for the Hen Harrier on social media by supporting our thunderclap. “We’re missing our Hen Harriers – and we…

Saturday cartoon by Ralph Underhill

  According to the Guardian newspaper, the Expert Committee on Pesticides was told by Defra to postpone publication of minutes after refusing to back an NFU request to use banned neonicotinoids on oil seed rape. On Thursday Defra lifted the ban on use of the controversial neonicotinoid pesticides on oil seed rape seeds on an…

Henry in a butt

Occupy the butts! This one is not a million miles away from the Goyt Valley – site for the Derbyshire Hen Harrier Day rally – but on the day there will be other butt-occupying opportunities.     Likes(35)Dislikes(1)

Last chance at the EU nature directives consultation saloon

You only have today to respond to the very important consultation on the future of the EU Nature Directives. There have been 470,000 responses online –  a record for this type of EU consultation (94,000 from the UK – who says we aren’t good Europeans?!). You will have a local nature site which is protected…