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Natural Englandís granting of a licence to control up to ten buzzards for the protection game birds

Natural England’s granting of a licence to control up to ten buzzards for the protection of young pheasants has resulted in a predictable flurry of rage on the pro-raptor websites and some angry tweeting among those who read them. Martin Harper, the RSPB’s Director of Conservation has blogged that its all wrong too. I was particularly interested in Martin’s reaction, because there is no risk to buzzard conservation arising from NE’s decision whatsoever. In law, NE cannot issue a licence if, as a result of its being carried out, the conservation status of the licensed bird would be ...read more

Posted by: Tim Weston / 30 July 2016 at 11:43 / Comment