As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Birds risk wipeout if grouse moors unmanaged, landowners claim
Ending grouse moor management risks the decline or local extinction of ground-nesting birds, a study claims.
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) looked at the potential impact on threatened species such as the curlew, golden plover, lapwing, black grouse, hen harrier and merlin in southwest Scotland.
The organisation, which promotes shooting and other management as “an essential part of nature conservation”, found that the number of hen harriers on a keepered moor had increased but that they declined in areas without management.