Gloucestershire Against Badger Shooting has raised ten questions about public safety and the badger cull. Public Safety in the 2014 Badger Cull: Just how safe are the public when… 1. New Guidelines allow lone shooters to operate without safety lookouts? 2. New Guidelines allow lone shooters using Night Vision to ...read more →
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Rural communities could play an important role in deciding the outcome of such a tight election. So which issues are likely to be the major debating points for parties hoping to win votes in rural areas? Source: www.bbc.co.uk The shire constituencies will be an important battle ground in the election.
Just 17% of England’s rivers are judged to be in good health, according to “shocking” figures Source: www.bbc.co.uk Our rivers are in a poor state and inadequate remediation work is underway to tackle the problem. Moreover chronic problems relating to agricutural run off, river channel barriers and soil erosion remain ...read more →
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco of Oregon State University will share a $200,000 award for leadership in conservation and sustainability policy. The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that she is a co-winner of the 2015 Tyler Prize, a top honor in environmental science, environmental health and energy. The other winner ...read more →
A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall. Source: www.bbc.co.uk This is a well founded, scientifically designed example of leadership. Rosie Woodroffe has used all of her research and field experience to get a large scale badger ...read more →
The NI Badger Group has issued a statement on Bovine TB and culling and has attacked “scaremongering” about Bovine TB. Peter Clarke, coordinator for the Source: www.downnews.co.uk Despite assertions from farmers, vote hungry politicians and one biased vet, the badger cull pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset have not been proven ...read more →
Brian May says scientific expert opinion is missing from debates in parliament. Source: www.ibtimes.co.uk Politics and science are not natural bedfellows in the current UK Parliament. Evidence based decisions have been dumped in favour of shire politicians playing to the rural land managing vote.
A multinational team surveys the status of all Arctic marine mammals, including whales, walruses, seals and polar bears. The report is a first effort to assess the status of 78 subpopulations and recommend measures to protect these species under climate change. Source: www.sciencedaily.com Sound knowledge of the status of species ...read more →
Today, it was announced in the budget that the British government intends to create the world’s largest marine reserve around Pitcairn in the Pacific. BLUE has released a report to provide us with a deeper insight into the fight behind creating this unique marine reserve. Source: www.superyachts.com Good News for ...read more →
Bovine TB has been found in the herd belonging to the chairman of the Animal Health and Welfare Board for England (AHWBE). Michael Seals said one of his ei Source: www.fwi.co.uk Bovine TB has hit one of the men working hard to secure a disease free national herd.
Trust has followed up its meeting with the Secretary of State Liz Truss with a letter stressing the increased levels badger crime. Source: badgertrust.org.uk The Badger Trust has followed up its meeting with the Secretary of State Liz Truss with a letter stressing the increased levels badger crime. “Badger Cull ...read more →