Up-close wildlife

At an African wildlife/conservation/hunting conference, the man from the UN Environment Programme was unequivocal: “if elephants are global ‘public goods’, then developed countries should also pay towards local communities having to ‘manage’ living alongside them”. Pigeon pie Plenty of conservation conflicts, tensions, dynamics make the mainstream media. Two years ago Germany wolves were shot if … Continue reading Up-close wildlife

Thorny hedges, updated

A pair of nest-building long-tailed tits flags up the importance of hedgerows. And occasional controversy over their management. Mine’s a lichen Long-tailed tits are unmistakable. Bustling with extraordinary energy, their activity in a thorn meshed hedge which I trim to prevent it invading my veg patch, provides joy to many. While adjusting the nature cam, … Continue reading Thorny hedges, updated