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Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans, published by Rider Books  'A profoundly satisfying read' Financial Times  

Field Notes From The Edge by Paul Evans, published by Rider Books  'A profoundly satisfying read' Financial Times   | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it

Release of Field Notes From The Edge paperback on the 6 April 2017. Published by Rider Books and illustrated by Maria Nunzia @Varvera 

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BBC Radio 4 Tardigrade 27 June 11.00 am

BBC Radio 4 Tardigrade 27 June 11.00 am | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Tardigrade. First described in 1773 and so named because they resemble slow-moving bears, these microscopic animals are probably the closest thing to an alien we are likely to encounter. Capable of living without water and then being revived after 30 years, the Tardigrade or moss-piglet as they are also called, challenge our ideas about what defines life. And as if that wasn't enough, they are probably the cutest little creature you could hope to meet! Presented by Bret Westwood with special guests and interventions by nature writer Paul Evans. Producer Sarah Blunt.

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These squirrels are not native. So what? 

These squirrels are not native. So what?  | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it

'This sycamore isn’t native either, and neither are the people who planted them, or who look at them now..'

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The harlequin ladybird is a clever little devil

The harlequin ladybird is a clever little devil | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Used to control crop pests, this beetle also has a frightening appetite for other ladybirds and the eggs of butterflies
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Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow

Life-affirming flash of colour in the hedgerow | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire These shocking pink perennials are an antidote to a kind of sobriety that prevails in much writing about the natural world
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The gothic charm of cormorants by Paul Evans

The gothic charm of cormorants by Paul Evans | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Wenlock Edge In recent years these diving fish-hunters have become ubiquitous in freshwater lakes and rivers
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The current status of the brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in Britain

The current status of the brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in Britain | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Using game bag records and county mammal reports, past changes in the numbers of hares in Britain are described. There appears to have been a widespread decline in hare numbers following the introduction of the Ground Game Act 1880, with declines occurring even earlier in parts of the west, where hare numbers have shown little signs of recovering thereafter
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The close season on brown hares - Countryside Alliance

The close season on brown hares - Countryside Alliance | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it

ISSUES SURROUNDING A CLOSE SEASON FOR THE BROWN HARE (Lepus Europaeus) BACKGROUND There have been calls to grant the brown hare a close season for a number of years.

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A special badger – with very special protectors

A special badger – with very special protectors | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country Diary: Edale, Derbyshire I could only stand and marvel: at the badger, but also at the dedication of those working on her behalf
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Badgers are suffering 'cruel' deaths: Outrage over cull as female is found ... - Express.co.uk

Badgers are suffering 'cruel' deaths: Outrage over cull as female is found ... - Express.co.uk | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
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Labour would abandon 'failed' badger cull pilots | News | Farmers Guardian

Labour would abandon 'failed' badger cull pilots | News | Farmers Guardian | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
A LABOUR Government would cancel the current ‘failed’ pilot badger culls, Shadow Farming Minister Huw Irranca-Davies has indicated.
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Badger cull slammed by wildlife charity

Badger cull slammed by wildlife charity | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
AN ANIMAL charity near Highbridge has hit out at the Government’s decision to resume the culling of badgers in Somerset and Gloucestershire.
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Queen guitarist Brian May brands second badger cull in Gloucestershire a

Queen guitarist Brian May brands second badger cull in Gloucestershire a | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Queen guitarist Dr Brian May has said the second badger cull in Gloucestershire is a 'disgrace' that will rebound on the Government at election time. The first badgers of the 2014 cull were...
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Guardian Country Diary by Paul Evans: Harvest songs replaced by midnight combines

Guardian Country Diary by Paul Evans: Harvest songs replaced by midnight combines | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country diary: The Long Mynd, Shropshire There have been ponies here since the iron age hillfort was occupied, but few workers toil the fields at harvest time

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There's nothing dull about dunnocks on Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans  

There's nothing dull about dunnocks on Wenlock Edge by Paul Evans   | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge With its riotous sex life and quick, edgy, movements, the hedge sparrow is like a little ticking bomb
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Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says study

Pesticides stop bees buzzing and releasing pollen, says study | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Researchers find neonicotinoid insecticides harm ability of bees to vibrate flowers and shake out pollen to fertilise crops
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No hiding place for a stranded squab

No hiding place for a stranded squab | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Country diary: Wenlock Edge, Shropshire This scratty bundle feigning invisibility generates an anxiety that permeates a bright autumn morning
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What's new on Paul Evans' site: diary, ancient woodlands petition, found stories

What's new on Paul Evans' site: diary, ancient woodlands petition, found stories | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Paul Evans Guardian Country Diarist Author, Poet, Broadcaster 

Ancient woodlands petition

"Give all ancient woodland statutory legal protection. In the UK it has been said that we are down to just 2% of our total land space covered by ancient woodland which is widely regarded as one of our most important wildlife habitats yet it's still under threat. If landowners don't protect this land they should be made to sell it to someone who will. Ancient woodland is an important store of seeds and invertebrates needed for potential rewildling & flood prevention as described by George Monbiot & the Woodland Trust in their various campaigns. While saplings have been planted in offsetting schemes, these young trees take a long time to reach maturity and the ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that mature trees in ancient woodland can. It also requires a lot of work for these plantations to reach the same conservation value".

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The Hunting Act 2004 (Exempt Hunting) (Amendment) Order 2015

This Order is made under sections 2(2) and 14(c) and (d) of the Hunting Act 2004 (c. 37) and section 28(2)(a) of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (c. 26).
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Shropshire wildlife at risk of disappearing

Shropshire wildlife at risk of disappearing | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Some of Shropshire’s most iconic creatures could soon disappear, according to wildlife experts.
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Hare Preservation Trust

Hare Preservation Trust | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
The Hare Preservation Trust gathers and disseminates information on hares to aid their preservation and welfare.
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Badger culls would continue under new Tory government, Liz Truss says

Badger culls would continue under new Tory government, Liz Truss says | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Environment secretary tells National Farmers Union conference the policy to halt spread of bovine TB will be rolled out despite criticism of pilot culls
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RSPCA to 'rebuild bridges' with farmers - but still reject badger cull - Western Daily Press

RSPCA to 'rebuild bridges' with farmers - but still reject badger cull - Western Daily Press | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Western Daily Press RSPCA to 'rebuild bridges' with farmers - but still reject badger cull Western Daily Press The RSPCA has admitted it has to 'rebuild bridges' with the West's farming community after 'the damage done' by former chief executive...
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Badger cull is inhumane says Somerset charity

Badger cull is inhumane says Somerset charity | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
Somerset wildlife charity Secret World claims it has evidence that badgers are being shot inhumanely as the cull continues in the county.
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Badger cull fail - government throws science on the scrapheap

Badger cull fail - government throws science on the scrapheap | Wildlife at risk in the UK | Scoop.it
England's 2014 trial badger cull starts today - with no independent oversight, and no gathering of essential scientific data.
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