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Court proceedings against a former gamekeeper accused of shooting a protected hen harrier dropped by the Crown Office

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Court proceedings against a former gamekeeper, accused of shooting a protected hen harrier, have been dropped by the Crown Office, who have indicated that after considering all of the relevant material they could not use RSPB Scotland video evidence to

Waxwings invade the UK

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Bird lovers are being treated to spectacular views of waxwings, a rarely seen winter visitor from Russia, feeding on the red berries from rowan trees in supermarket car parks, industrial estates, new housing developments and parks up and down the

Tuberculosis vaccine development for cattle should be a priority says Rob Marris MP

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From his questions asked in parliament, Rob Marris MP has discovered that the development of a tuberculosis vaccine for cattle has been sacrificed in favour of a costly compensation scheme for farmers. Since 1998 the government has paid out an

Geltsdale hen harrier chick takes flight

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A single hen harrier chick has successfully fledged at RSPB Geltsdale for the first time in a decade. The male bird, named Bonny, was the only chick to hatch from a clutch of five eggs at the North Pennines reserve

Badger Trust condemns decision to extend disastrous badger cull to 5 new areas of England

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The Badger Trust has condemned a decision by the government to expand badger culling to 5 new areas of the country (South Devon, North Devon, North Cornwall, South Herefordshire and West Dorset), despite the complete failure of the policy over

Sign this Important petition on licensing grouse moors

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The Scottish Raptor Study Group (SRSG), a network of  over 300 raptor experts who monitor and record the fortunes of raptor species across Scotland, is calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to implement urgent action to

CIEEM Position Statement on EU says nature better IN Europe

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The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) is the leading professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. The following position statement on its position on the UK’s EU Referendum

“Last chance to take the lead!” says RSPB Species Policy Officer Jeff Knott

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Jeff Knott is RSPB Species Policy Officer based as the RSPB UK Headquarters in Sandy, Bedfordshire. In this blog, originally posted on the RSPB website on March 30 2016,  Jeff highlights the problems with lead shot and asks us all

Europe’s oldest forest is threatened by a beetle infestation. “Let nature take its course” says Forest Ecologist Lucinda Kirkpatrick

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Białowieża Forest in Poland represents the last European lowland natural forest and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this article Lucinda Kirkpatrick, PhD Researcher in Forest Ecology at the University of Stirling, explains how its unique ecosystem and ecological processes

Environmentalists for Europe (E4E) launched today (February 3 2016)

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On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, a new group called Environmentalists for Europe (E4E) was launched at a meeting in the House of Lords supported by the European Movement. In the run-up to the EU referendum, E4E aims to work with a