Another good article by Channel 4 News

21st September 2020 Is the Queen about to turn her back on grouse shooting? It's long been under scrutiny over the potential damage it does to wildlife and the environment. Now the government's decision to exempt hunting and shooting from the Covid rule of six has led many to turn their fire on the grouse-shooting …

Police appeal after ‘horrific’ killing of goshawk

15th July 2020 NORTH Yorkshire Police is appealing for information about an incident in which a goshawk appeared to be killed after becoming caught in a cage trap. Video footage, which was passed on to North Yorkshire Police, shows the bird becoming caught in the trap in the early hours of May 2. Shortly afterwards, …

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 …

Summary of 2019 badger control operations

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bovine-tb-summary-of-badger-control-monitoring-during-2019/summary-of-2019-badger-control-operations Natural England Chief Scientist’s advice on the outcome of badger control operations 27th March 2020 Effectiveness of industry-led culling The outcome of this year’s operations indicates that industry-led badger control continues to deliver the level of effectiveness required by the policy to be confident of achieving disease control benefits: New areas licensed in 2019 …

Forestry chief calls for the culling of rabbits, hares and other animals to protect Britain’s trees and encourages people to see ‘tree rat’ grey squirrels as vermin

Sir William Worsley, 63, said culling will help accelerate the rate of tree planting Chair of Forestry Commission called for grey squirrels to be renamed 'tree rats' It follows PM promising to treble tree planting in the UK over the next five years 14th March 2020 Rabbits, hares and other animals should be culled to …