conservation

Why does no-one know what British wild flowers look like? And why it matters

2 July 2019 14:58

About this time of year, two sorts of pictures end up doing the rounds on social media. The first is…

Britain’s countryside is about far more than ‘good versus bad’, or ‘us versus them’

12 April 2017 17:19

Last month, an article appeared in The Telegraph under the headline ‘Head of Wildlife Trust faces call to resign over…

Is factual accuracy too much to ask from BBC presenters like Chris Packham?

10 January 2017 17:25

On Sunday evening, the BBC presenter Chris Packham took to social media to tell the world that they should support…

Shooting does more to protect wildlife than the RSPB

12 August 2014 19:09

Today, the Glorious Twelfth, is the one day of the year most anticipated by game shooters – the start of…

2 billion reasons to take shooting seriously

30 July 2014 15:26

When I told our blogs editor about an independent survey claiming that shooting was worth £2 billion to the rural economy, he…

Education is the only way to save the black rhino

21 January 2014 15:20

Could legalising the trade in rhino horn – and allowing sport hunting – be the solution to Africa’s rhino poaching…

When bats trump people

5 August 2013 10:30

The grey long-eared bat is threatened by extinctions, according to various news reports this morning. Scientists at the University of…