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https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2019-05-22.257394.h Let’s hear it for the Aarhus Convention! So, of £26k raised in double-quick time last spring (2018!) £5k goes in costs and the rest goes to my, our, legal team. And that also pays for the appeal which we…

Guest blog – The Ethics of Animal Exploitation part 3 by Alick Simmons

Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer.  After a period in private practice, he followed a 35-year career as a Government veterinarian, latterly as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer. Alick’s lifelong passion is wildlife; he volunteers for…

Guest blog – The Ethics of Animal Exploitation part 2 by Alick Simmons

Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer.  After a period in private practice, he followed a 35-year career as a Government veterinarian, latterly as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer. Alick’s lifelong passion is wildlife; he volunteers for…

RSPB press release on Swifts

Swift Apus apus, lone bird flying over rooftop where they are actively encouraged to nest in houses, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, July Conservationists concerned about late swift return  This spring, nesting swifts here are arriving later than usual Swift experts have produced…

Tim Melling – Bittern

Photo: Tim Melling Tim writes: I had some good fortune photographing Bitterns at Old Moor RSPB reserve in South Yorkshire recently.  A brood of three nearly-fledged youngsters were clambering about in the reeds waiting for their mum to return with…

Muddle of brood meddling – round 2

Precious Hen Harriers. Photo: Ian Newton Last year, Natural England licensed the daft idea of brood meddling of Hen Harriers. I mounted a legal challenge, and so did RSPB, but we lost in court. The judge decided that because this…

Guest blog – The Ethics of Animal Exploitation part 1 by Alick Simmons

Alick Simmons. Photo: Stuart Reeves Alick Simmons is a veterinarian, naturalist and photographer.  After a period in private practice, he followed a 35-year career as a Government veterinarian, latterly as the UK Government’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer. Alick’s lifelong passion…

More good news – no M4 ‘relief’ road

The Welsh government will not spend £1.6bn on a ‘relief’ road – that’s a relief because the plans would have wrecked some irreplaceable Welsh landscape and wildlife-rich habitat on the Gwent Levels. The expense of the project must have been…

Statutory agencies – fit for purpose?

Mark ♦ May 3, 2019 ♦ 9 Comments Wild Justice’s successful legal challenge over the General Licences is the third legal challenge in which I have been involved against this statutory agency in just over a year. First there was…