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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 ...read more →

Gloucestershire badger cull fiasco writ large

The news that the Gloucestershire badger cull had missed its target was no surprise to those of us who did not believe that a farmer led free shooting programme could be a success.  Indeed, Lord Krebbs memorably referred to it as ‘this crazy scheme‘.  However the figures made public today ...read more →

Badger friendly farmers – part two

I posted a copy of a letter to Mary Creagh MP  from Gloucestershire Farmers Dave and Gill Purser in my blog of June 4th.  They were not impressed to hear the minister David Heath’s reaction to their letter during Mary Creagh’s speech on Jume 5th.  Today, at their request, I have ...read more →