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Wildlife trust to vaccinate badgers against TB

http://www.farmersguardian.com/home/livestock/livestock-news/wildlife-trust-to-vaccinate-badgers-against-tb/37605.article Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is to begin a programme of badger vaccination in its nature reserves this summer. The latest TB statistics show nearly one in three Gloucestershire herds were under TB restriction at some point last year, making it one of worst affected counties in Britain. The wildlife trust ...read more →

Gordon McGlone completes a successful run as Lantra chair

http://www.lantra.co.uk/News-Media/News/GORDON-MCGLONE-COMPLETES-A-SUCCESSFUL-RUN-AS-LANTRA-CHAIR.aspx Lantra Chief Executive, Peter Martin said, “Gordon has helped steer Lantra through eight challenging years, and the organisation has changed dramatically over that time. His interest in skills and environmental industries is evident in everything he does and Lantra has benefited significantly from his leadership. We are deeply grateful ...read more →

Lantra’s rallying cry for the importance of agriculture

http://www.cisionwire.se/lantra/r/lantra-s-rallying-cry-for-the-importance-of-agriculture,c491017 Speaking this week of the Balmoral Show (12 May) at a gathering of key figures from Government, education and industry, Lantra’s UK Chair Dr Gordon McGlone highlighted some of the Sector Skills Council’s key achievements and also the importance of agriculture in Northern Ireland

Volunteers Skills Research 2008

http://www.lantra.co.uk/getattachment/00729435-aa23-496a-9288-027e7aeae3dd/Volunteers-Skills-Research-(March-2008).aspx Foreword The Volunteer Skills Research was undertaken with partial European Social Fund (ESF) support to update Lantra’s knowledge base of voluntary activity within the environmental and land-based sector across the UK. ESF support was secured for research within an English context only and Lantra contributed the rest for the ...read more →

BBC Viewpoints: The badger cull

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19903430 I think the wildlife trusts accept that the [badger] vaccine does not cure the disease; we accept it is not 100% effective. However, the research shows that vaccinating badgers does substantially appear to boost their immunity to bovine TB, which is a very good thing. I really don’t understand ...read more →