Did wildlife crime increase during lockdown?

Where the claim came from The claim that wildlife crime reports increased throughout Covid-19 lockdowns in…

Briefing Sheet: Ancient and veteran trees

Ancient and veteran trees (AVTs) stand in our landscapes, watching them dramatically change from medieval times…

Briefing Sheet: Badgers and hedgehogs

Species background Hedgehogs European hedgehogs are unmistakable. Small, nocturnal mammals native to the UK1,2, they live…

Are there more bees on organic farms?

Where the claim came from There are numerous news articles and websites providing the quote that:…

Predator and mountain hare culling on grouse moors

Comes from A Wild Justice Petition, which can be found here: Ban driven grouse shooting; wilful blindness…

How many wildfires were the result of managed burns escaping control?

Comes from During the recent Westminster moorland burning debate, in relation to tackling climate change and carbon release,…

Briefing Sheet: Conserving Insects on Farmland

Insects are important to the ecosystem, pollinating plants and dispersing seeds, which are vital for agriculture…

Is 75% of the world’s heather moorland in the UK?

This figure is widely quoted by many interested parties, holding different views about the management of…

Are released pheasants driving adders to extinction?

Pieces in both The Guardian and The Telegraph report on adder declines and the possible link…

How many grey partridges are left?

This statement came from Short Cuts on Radio 4. The presenters claimed that “today there are…