Pine martens: good or bad for the countryside? by Ben O’Rourke “If I were going to choose somewhere to radio track pine martens, I wouldn’t have chosen this,” says Craig Shuttleworth, who’s researching pine martens for Bangor University. “This terrain is a nightmare. The animal can go underground. Sometimes I come in and it takes me ages and I could have found […]

Dark Scottish buck stalking Home counties deer manager Paul Childerley is on his first roestalking trip north of the Border. He is in Aberdeenshire with Sergio Couto of SerCout Wild Harvest, looking for bucks. Not much deerstalking last year means they are thick on the ground. Find out how they get on.   This item is sponsored by […]

Blair hunting ban ‘a failure’

Tony Blair’s foxhunting ban didn’t help the fox. That’s the conclusion of a new book, which shows up the failure of Blair’s 2004 Hunting Act. Two decades after Blair announced his bill to ban foxhunting, writer Charlie Pye-Smith and animal welfare campaigner Jim Barrington set out to find out whether the law met its animal […]


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