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LIFE+ after Peat?

The LIFE+ Project for Thorne & Hatfield Moors was officially launched yesteday.

Natural England have secured some £2.3m of European funding which will build on the works currently being implemented by the… 231 more words

Executive Secretary

Government invents public-path law and misleads landowners

Over the last few months the familiar websites of agencies such as Natural England have been sucked into a generic government website http://www.gov.uk. The detailed information has been severely reduced and dumbed down.   497 more words


Bushy and Home Parks awarded SSSI status

Bushy and Home Park have been officially recognised as being among the most important places for wildlife in England. Both parks have been designated as new Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as a recognition for their importance in nature conservation. 396 more words


Defra .... fit for purpose following recent revised (again) bTB data?

Defra have recently released

Revisions to bovine TB statistics – September 2014

This two page document, is certainly worth scrutinising and makes quite astonishing reading with errors in Government reporting ranging from 27% to 233%.  615 more words

Executive Secretary

A shepherd's life no more

The splendid Martin Down lies in Hampshire, close to the Wiltshire and Dorset boundaries.  It’s the scene of W H Hudson’s book, A Shepherd’s Life… 744 more words


Mark Reckless MP: destroying Lodge Hill will undermine national SSSI protection across the country

Part of Lodge Hill’s military past: a fictitious Newry Road with Iraqi posters (c) Miles King

Rochester and Strood MP Mark Reckless is nobody’s fool. You may remember that earlier this year I wrote… 929 more words


Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment

There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that access to the natural environment and green space can increase mental and physical health, wellbeing, and reduce the adverse health effects of social and economic inequalities, in turn contributing to improved quality of life. 254 more words