Tagged with science

Act for Nature

Act for Nature: Calls for new law to support recovery of nature and improve people’s wellbeing Charities are today challenging political parties to ‘act for nature’ by introducing new laws to restore nature and increase everyone’s access to it, not only for nature’s sake but also for the contribution it ...read more →

Badger Trust letter to Liz Truss MP

The Badger Trust asks Liz Truss MP Secretary of State for the Environment for an urgent meeting with to discuss the badger cull policy and the key findings of the Independent Expert Panel report into the safety, effectiveness and humaneness of the badger culls undertaken in 2013 21st July 2014 ...read more →

Dr Brian May master of Brock n Roll

Today’s news that Dr Brian May CBE has won the 2014 Observer Ethical Award alongside Peter Wilcox is just reward for Brian’s unwavering commitment to animal welfare issues. The 2013 badger culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset focussed attention on his work, but Brian is not a one issue rock star. Brian ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Common Twayblade

Common twayblade (c) Geoff Simpson (Naturepl)   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow ...read more →

Ten Meadow Wildlife Wonders – Rabbit

  Rabbit (c) Jon Hawkins   Wildlife wonders from magical meadows Attention-grabbing insects steal the show in summer – bright blue butterflies, burnished burnet moths and rattling grasshoppers – but how many of us look for other surprising stars of the sunshine? The Wildlife Trusts offer 10 top meadow and ...read more →

Do you know a nature visionary?

Tony Juniper first recipient of the Charles Rothschild and Miriam Rothschild Medal   Do you know a nature visionary? I you do The Wildlife Trusts would like to hear from you.  Nominations are open for Rothschild award which recognises taking action for nature The people who have made our lives richer in nature through ...read more →

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 →

Stars Sign Up to Save England’s Badgers

100 Scientists, vets, conservationists, land managers and stars Sign Up to Save England’s Badgers I am proud to add my signature as an earth-bound contribution. Sir Roger Moore, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Brian Blessed, Martin Shaw, Anthony Head and Virginia McKenna OBE  are among over one hundred celebrities, scientists, naturalists, veterinarians ...read more →

Government scientists’ ‘voices lost’

One of the UK’s most influential science communicators says some of the country’s best researchers are not being heard by the public, especially in times of crisis.  Government scientists’ ‘voices lost’   Gordon McGlone‘s insight: This is an important well reasoned piece; scientific freedom is being underminded whilst the public ...read more →