Eighty per cent of the badgers in and around Edale have been vaccinated against bovine TB, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust estimates.
Well done Derbyshire Wildlife Trust! Leadership from the voluntary sector is setting a pace that Defra has yet to match with its badger vaccination proposals.
Badger cull campaigners from Gloucestershire will travel to the High Court this Thursday to show their support to a legal challenge which could halt the cull.
The Badger Trust had launched a…
Independent monitoring of the badger cull pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset seems a small price to pay for a more transparent and acceptable process in 2014. But it appears to be a step too far for the politicians. So now it’s up to the High Court to decide.
Investment bank Citigroup predicts that the solar industry will continue to grow on a global scale and will become competitive with fossil fuels, because o
It’s all about the economy stupid - but will economic forces operate fast enough to counter the massive damage already done by our fossil sunshine? The real thing is out there and apart from embedded carbon manufacturing and maintenance costs it’s environmentally more benign than squeezing the last dregs out of the fracking barrel.
In his report handed over to Defra our whistle blower stated:
“There was a fundamental breakdown between the monitor’s controllers and the contractor’s controllers as to what was expected of the monitors in the field. Time and time again monitors were told by contractors that their controllers had told them that we were expected to spot badgers for them; that we were expected to lamp for them and that we were expected to help carry their equipment. This was the exact opposite of what the monitors had been told by their own controllers. At times this caused some friction between contractors and monitors necessitating a lot of tact and diplomacy on the part of the monitors.”