‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign

‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign

Scottish gamekeepers are promoting their ‘Heath on Fire OK!’ campaign. Backed by sporting estates and gamekeepers across the country, the initiative raises awareness of why Scotland’s heather-clad hills are burning, demonstrating how muirburn – the controlled burning of heather – protects habitat and bird species. Muirburn largely takes place in the spring and often raises […]

Vegan posterboy says he wants to go hunting

Vegan posterboy says he wants to go hunting

A YouTube star who gave up veganism after claiming the diet made him sick says he would now hunt animals Tim Shieff, 31, from London told presenters on ITV’s This Morning show that his vegan diet made him ill. The YouTuber, a world champion freerunner and winner of the Ninja Warrior TV show, who was […]

Gamekeepers are good for mountain hares

Bad news for Chris Packham – mountain hares thrive on grousemoors, says new research. Mountain hares are regularly shot on Scottish moorland managed for grouse-shooting. However, concerns that large-scale culls of mountain hares on grouse moors are contributing to population declines are unfounded. The researchers from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust found that hare […]

New record moose

It’s not a burglar – it’s a moose

The moose and its close relation, the European elk, range across the tundra and subarctic of the northern hemisphere, with several subspecies. Occasionally, a hunter shoots a record moose and – just declared – a 52-year-old hunter from the US state of Washington has set a world record for Shiras moose. Shiras is one of […]

Rhino poachers get 25 years

Rhino poachers get 25 years

Three convicted rhino poachers have been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each. The judge in the Makhanda (Grahamstown) High Court in South Africa handed down the sentences to 40-year-old Forget Ndlovu, 38-year-old Jabulani Ndlovu and 37-year-old Skhumbuzo Ndlovu (pictured). They faced more than 50 charges related to the poaching of 13 rhinos across the Eastern […]