Poll: Do you agree that shooting pheasants is good for the countryside?

The UK’s managed shoot industry, which sees millions of pheasants raised and shot every year, has received support from an unexpected quarter. In a blog published on the website of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, its conservation director Martin Harper has praised the role of managed shoots in protecting wildlife. “The contribution […]

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Britain’s migrating birds are drastically declining, RSPB says

Bird populations that make the great journey between northern Europe and Africa – including the nightingale and turtle dove – are drastically declining, conservationists have warned. Nearly half of the 29 summer migrants, who appear in the UK in spring to breed before returning in the autumn, show long-term population declines. The nightingale, famed for […]

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