Scotland to ban mass culling of mountain hares

Scottish parliament votes to give mountain hares special protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act Thu 18 Jun 2020 Gamekeepers and grouse moor managers will be banned from mass culling mountain hares after Scottish ministers bowed to intense pressure from conservationists. The Scottish parliament voted on Wednesday night to give mountain hares special protection under …

Man arrested over Leeds swan shooting

17th June 2020 A man has been arrested after two swans were shot dead Leeds. The pair - a male and a female - were shot on marshland next to Knowsthorpe water treatment works in Pontefract Lane, on 8 June. (see - https://nwhsa.wordpress.com/2020/06/11/cctv-appeal-after-swans-shot-in-leeds/ A 20-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of criminal damage …

RSPB Raptor Persecution Map

The RSPB’s Raptor Persecution Map Hub: it is the most complete centralised set of known confirmed raptor persecution incidents in the UK. Desktop version - click here Mobile/tablet version - click here

Farmers lose legal challenge to cancellation of Derbyshire badger cull

Wildlife groups welcome ruling as high court dismisses judicial review by NFU on all grounds. 14th May 2020 Farmers have lost a challenge to the government’s cancellation of the badger cull in Derbyshire in a high court ruling that has been welcomed by wildlife groups. A judicial review of the environment secretary’s decision to halt …