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Why EU laws to stop pets chasing wildlife (and livestock) are not comical.
It’s always tempting, when writing a weekly column, to return over and over again to a well chewed bone called Brexit. And despite Westminster having descended into full-blown Whitehall Farce territory last week, I am going to resist the temptation … Continue reading
Posted in dogs, Michael Gove, Natural England, Tony Juniper Tagged dogs, habitats directive, Michael Gove, Natural England, Tony Juniper 2 Comments
George Eustice clueless on impacts of Brexit on laws protecting UK wildlife
Farm Minister, former UKIP parliamentary candidate and Brexiter (Brexiteer? Brexetier?) George Eustice today displayed a continuing failure to have absorbed anything useful during his now considerable time at the Department allegedly for the Environment, Defra. Speaking to the Guardian he … Continue reading
Guest Blog from Ian Hepburn. Defending Nature: the UK battle is far from over
With a conference to review the effectiveness of the EU Nature Directives (Birds and Habitats) – the Fitness Check process, taking place in Brussels tomorrow, I’m thrilled to publish a timely guest blog from Ian Hepburn. Ian has had a … Continue reading
The State of Europe’s Nature
Today is International Biodiversity Day. Instead of being out and about enjoying biodiversity (or nature as I prefer to call it), I’m sitting at my computer writing this. Does that make any sense? How is biodiversity nature doing in … Continue reading
All creatures great and smelly
A fundamental question that conservation keeps returning to is share or spare? Should we create spaces where nature is predominant – for example, nature reserves and at the extreme end “self willed” land. Or should we promote a harmonious interplay … Continue reading
Posted in agriculture, bats, biodiversity, biodiversity offsetting, churches, deregulation, ecosystem services, environmental policy, European environment policy, farming, greenspace, Owen Paterson Tagged Anne McIntosh, Bat, Bat Conservation Trust, bats, Church, Church Commissioners, Ellerburn, habitats directive, Tony Baldry, Westminster Hall 2 Comments