The potential of nature: Halting wildlife decline will also protect 750,000 jobs, says MP

The potential of nature: Halting wildlife decline will also protect 750,000 jobs, says MP

Crawley MP Henry Smith, a member of the Conservative Environment Network, said the Environment Bill going through Parliament does not set a legal deadline for halting wildlife declines. He also pointed out the natural environment supports nearly 750,000 jobs and more than £27 billion of the country’s economic output. Mr Smith said strong action is […]

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Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?

Should deer’s impact on crops, woodlands, and marshes be reduced by culling?

In 2021, the deer population in the United Kingdom has exploded. With the pandemic, deer hunting decreased and the market for venison reduced thanks to pandemic-induced restaurant closures. Now experts are debating a cull of the deer, the New York Times reported. Scientists note that deer are decimating plant life that other species eat. “Heavy browsing […]

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Italy allows hunters to shoot 7.5m rare turtle doves: ‘This will accelerate decline until no birds are left’

Italy allows hunters to shoot 7.5m rare turtle doves: ‘This will accelerate decline until no birds are left’

The Italian government has given the green light to hunting of the European turtle dove this autumn, despite the species being listed as “vulnerable” to extinction since 2015. The decision grants the country’s 500,000 licensed hunters permission to shoot a maximum of 15 doves each, which would amount to 7.5m being killed in total, according to Bird […]

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Watch – Developers slammed after setting ‘death traps’ for birds using netting to stop them nesting

Watch – Developers slammed after setting ‘death traps’ for birds using netting to stop them nesting

“The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has criticised the move as well as local residents who have branded the practice “cruel” and unnecessary”. Housing developers have been blasted by conservationists for setting “death traps” for wildlife after wrapping bushes in plastic NETS to stop birds from nesting. The large green plastic netting […]

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