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Opinion: Is it time for a moratorium on wader shooting?
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Opinion: Is it time for a moratorium on wader shooting?

This week past, Chris Packham, no doubt feeling rather chipper following his exoneration by the BBC Trust over claims of bias put forth by the Countryside Alliance, launched a new petition. One calling for a moratorium on the shooting of critically declining species of wading birds, such Snipe, Golden Plover and Woodcock, in the UK. Stopping … Continue reading

5 petitions you need to sign if you care about wildlife conservation in the UK
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5 petitions you need to sign if you care about wildlife conservation in the UK

1. ‘Ban driven grouse shooting’ Dr Mark Avery’s petition to ban driven grouse shooting in the UK has reached well over 80,000 signatures and needs less than 20,000 before September 20th in order to be debated in Parliament. Endorsed by Chris Packham, Avery argues that “Grouse shooting for ‘sport’ depends on intensive habitat management which … Continue reading

AFON’s #VisionForNature report could be a powerful tool for political change, but young people must wield it.
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AFON’s #VisionForNature report could be a powerful tool for political change, but young people must wield it.

AFON’s #VisionForNature report could be a powerful tool for political change, but young people must wield it. Yesterday, ‘A Focus on Nature’, an organisation set up to answer the question ‘where are all the young naturalists?’ released their #VisionForNature report. The 2-year endeavour is an inspired effort to document the aspirations of young people for … Continue reading