Tag Archives: National Trust

National Trust turns Natural Trust?

The National Trust has a poor reputation amongst wildlife conservation organisations.  This stems from  a couple of things. First, the National Trust could do so much more to help nature, given its massive membership, large landholding and rich resources. This has been the case for many years.  Second, despite the low priority that the NT […]

Domino effect?

 The week started badly with a flaccid statement from the ‘campaigning’ RSPB but ended well with firm action from the staid NT. Readers of this blog may well be up to date with many aspects of the NT’s decision to terminate a shooting let through the excellent Raptor Persecution UK blog or through Martin Harper’s […]

Henry is puzzled

Henry is confused – but then, he only has the brain of a bird. The National Trust sometimes describes itself as ‘one of Europe’s leading nature conservation organisations’ but sometimes it seems to be lurking at the rear rather than leading anything. It’s puzzling for we National Trust members not just for a bird-brained Hen […]

Join the Hen Harrier Day thunderclap please

Whether you can or can’t attend Hen Harrier Eve, and whether you can or can’t attend Hen Harrier Day, you can, if you use social media, add your name to a message that will go around the world at 10am on Hen Harrier Day saying: “We’re missing our Hen Harriers – and we want them […]

West Pennine Moors again

Local people involved in the West Pennine Moors lingering non-notification case have received various documents from Natural England under Freedom of Information requests.  This blog uses information from the heavily redacted note to the NE Leadership Group Strategy meeting of 23 March 2015 (meeting no NELG/S/07) entitled Designations Programme: Process to establish Gate Zero (whatever […]