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Standing up for nature · 16h ago

The good news from Scotland

I’ve been in Scotland for a couple of days and the glens were ringing to the sound of rejoicing as the Holyrood Parliament’s Environment Committee decided to explore the option of licensing ...
Standing up for nature · 1d ago

25 years is a long time in….

  25 years is a long time in…well it’s a long time, full stop. Birdwatch magazine is 25 ye...
Standing up for nature · 1d ago

If only it were that easy…

The RSPB video of a man collecting Hen Harrier feathers, some apparently still attached to...
Standing up for nature · 1d ago

Election comment 6 – reports

There was a bit of a fuss last week when the government, it was revealed, stopped the publication of NHS budget data – expected to be shockingly bad news – because Whitehall is in ‘electoral...
Standing up for nature · 1d ago

Heading to the Highlands for Hen Harrier Day 2017

I’m heading for the Highlands on 6 August this year for a Hen Harrier Day in Scotland. 1pm Boat of Garten Community Hall. Will I see you there?           Likes(1)Dislikes(0) The post Heading...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

Election comment 5 – leaflets

I was delivering leaflets for Beth Miller, the Labour Party Candidate for Corby over the weekend. And, by the way, I was right that Jeremy Corbyn isn’t on the leaflet, and nor is there an environmental content to it. But I was wrong that I wasn’t goi...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

House Martins – it looks like a poor year

One of the problems of not having been in the UK for about a month this spring is that I h...
Standing up for nature · 2d ago

The manifestos

I’ve reviewed the environmental content of the Greens, Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems on this blog.  The Conservative manifesto is easily, by far, the weakest on environmental issues des...
Standing up for nature · 3d ago

SNP still the tartan Tories?

The SNP is in government in Scotland and claims to be the real opposition to the Conservative Party in Westminster. Why has the SNP dragged its feet over addressing raptor persecution in Sco...
Standing up for nature · 3d ago

Election comment 4 – Fineshade wood

Local politicians have generally been very supportive of the local and national opposition to the plans to wreck Fineshade Wood by building holiday chalets on this wildlife-rich site (for pr...