wildlife

Farmer leads grey partridge conservation

Award-winning organic farmer John Phillips from Far Hill Farm, Fairford in Gloucestershire, has devoted 17 per cent of his fields to wildlife in the hope of saving the British grey partridge and other rare species. On 23 June Mr Phillips,

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Partridges provide a “blueprint” for Europe

European biodiversity specialists have praised the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s grey partridge conservation scheme, ‘Grey Matters’, and have suggested the research could provide a “blueprint” for saving different species across Europe. Farmland biodiversity across Europe has plummeted as agricultural production

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Lead fallout

Sir Barney White-Spunner has resigned from the Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) following what he called “abuses of process”. The executive chairman of the Countryside Alliance resigned in protest after the circulation of an unapproved report, which the majority of the

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Control of Horses Act 2015 in action

New laws to protect horses from being abandoned have come in to effect today, through the Control of Horses Act 2015. Illegally leaving horses to graze, or ‘fly-grazing’, has been targeted by this new legislation, making it easier to prosecute guilty

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Scottish landowners' licences at risk

Scottish landowners could be faced with losing their general licences if evidence of raptor crime is found on their estate. Scottish National Heritage has announced a new proposal to strip “certain areas of land” and individuals of their licence to

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Channel 4 stitch up gamekeepers

Alex Hogg, chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association, says he was stitched up by Channel 4 News in a report on wildlife crime. He told Modern Gamekeeping that the broadcasters: Asked the same question more than six times because they

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Land reform: Keepers fear for livelihoods

Scottish land reform could leave rural workers’ jobs in an uncertain position The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has stated it has ‘never received guarantees’ that members’ jobs would be safe under new land reform plans put forward by the Scottish government.

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Lapwing envy

Self-interested schemes such as ‘lapwing envy’ could help revive declining wildlife numbers, conservationists claim. Almost 200 scientists, conservationists, farmers and policy makers congregated at a research conference promoting wildlife revival in the UK. The conference, organised by the Game and

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Green Shoots presented to Welsh Assembly

An example of the benefits which shooting brings to conservation has been recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government. The BASC Green Shoots mapping program has received acknowledgement in the Welsh parliament. The National Assembly for Wales’s Environment and Sustainability Committee

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RSPB director to speak at Gamekeepers' AGM

The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation has announced that Martin Harper, conservation director at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, will be giving a speech at the NGO Annual General Meeting. Described to gamekeepers as a ‘unique opportunity to hear at

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