Saturday, 22 November 2014
DON'T FORGOT THE INDOOR MEETING THIS THURSDAY 27th NOVEMBER
It is our indoor meeting this Thursday - all welcome - don't forget it starts at the later time of 7.45pm to allow for the car parks to empty after the christmas lights switch on. We are going to Texas and New Mexico with Ralph and Brenda Todd - lets hope its not so grey there!Look forward to seeing you all. More...
Thursday, 20 November 2014
New Poultry Flu outbreak
With a case of poultry flu confirmed at an East Yorkshire duck farm, following outbreaks in Germany and The Netherlands, work continues to locate its source.Though the exact form of the virus - popularly known as 'bird flu' - has yet to be confirmed from tests, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has stated that the H5N1 strain, which has a 60 per cent mortality rate in infected humans according to World Health Organisation figures, is not involved More...
Sunday, 16 November 2014
The time to save the Hen Harrier is now
The RSPB is today urging Defra to publish the workable elements of the Hen Harrier Action Plan, which we believe could bring about the recovery of one of England's most beleaguered birds of prey.However, we're also highlighting our rejection of one point of the six-point plan, known as brood management, as we believe that immediate removal of chicks from the wild and rearing them in aviaries is unacceptable and legally ambiguous. As our position on this issue has been widely mis-represented, the RSPB's view is set out in our position statement.see link below for full article More...
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