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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,742
    So what's your plan? Allow bird species to go extinct in the UK then applaud the organisation that is charged with protecting them for doing nothing because they would have had to have harmed birds to save them?

    That article is just more hot air from the country sports crowd who seem to think that if they can bring down the RSPB they can have free range to shoot as many birds as they like again. Every time they do this it makes them look more stupid but they rely on the tabloids to publish shock headlines and hope no one bothers to check the facts. They want to shoot protected native birds to save the pheasants they inflict on the countryside, it's hardly hypocracy if the RSPB have to cull birds or animals to save endangered native species.

    It's not like the RSPB do this work covertly either.

    As I reported in an earlier blog, we have recently published a review of the impact of predation on wild birds based on 81 relevant scientific papers and reports covering 908 cases where the effect of a predator on changes in the numbers of a prey species had been measured. The headlines from our review are that…


  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 4,742
    It should also be noted though that the RSPB are legally oblidged by European law to protect the species and habitats within their nature reserves. Failure to properly assess and control predation would be legally neglegent of them.
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