Reindeer have grazed the landscape to near barren levels and the lack of groundcover along with global warming has thawed out corpses of animals and humans which were buried in the ice, releasing anthrax spores that were previously buried.
A report from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has outlined some improved measures for Orkney to use in tackling its current stoat invasion. The stoat is a non-native mammal on the Orkney Islands and is threatening local species such voles, which then impacts hen harriers… Continue Reading “Stoats threaten rare birds in Orkney”
The French government has dispatched a team of hunters in the French Alps in order to cull the native wolf population. The laws regarding wolf culling in France have been relaxed over recent years but this wolf cull is a step up. Wolves are… Continue Reading “Wolf culling to increase in the Alps”
Following pilot studies in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the UK government has decided to continue the badger culls in Dorset in attempt to eradicate bovine TB. The government voted against badger culling in 2013 along with the largest public petition every submitted calling for an… Continue Reading “Badger cull to begin in Dorset”