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Vanishing Grasslands

New evidence of vanishing grasslands One of my first experiences with what was then called the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation (now the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust) was to witness the destruction of 60 acres of the finest Cotswold grassland by an owner who believed that ‘Cereal Quotas’ were imminent and more →

Badger strategy for England

A NEW strategy has been announced in a bid to achieve TB free status in England by 2038. Gordon McGlone‘s insight: Actually its a  Bovine TB strategy for England and some badgers were harmed during its production.  Other strategies are available but will not become effective whilst Owen Paterson MP more →

Bill Wiggin blames EU in Bovine TB battle

MP BILL Wiggin has hit out at the European Union for handicapping the UK in its battle against TB in cattle. How to tackle Bovine TB, which results in the slaughter of thousands of beasts every year, is one of the most contentious issues in agriculture with a number of more →

First wave of marine protection welcome say Trust

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust welcomes the Government’s decision to designate immediately 27 of the 127 recommended Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). Gordon McGlone‘s insight: Well it’s a start.  A bit slow but at least DEFRA has finally got round to doing something about protecting our astonishingly rich inshore more →


The Island’s MP has said he is very pleased that a Minister from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) George Eustice MP is set to visit the Island following a wide-ranging discussion about Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). Gordon McGlone‘s insight: At last the prospect of some protection more →