Monthly Archives: March 2018

The death of Sudan the Rhino points us towards a future for Nature

Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, has died at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was 45 and, as part of an unsuccessful breeding programme, had been moved to Kenya in 2009, from his previous home. at the … Continue reading

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The Pillar 2 Coup: Rural Payments Agency poaches Countryside Stewardship from Natural England.

Last week the Government launched its long awaited “what on earth are we going to do about paying farmers, after Brexit” consultation, called Health and Harmony. At the heart of the new policy lies the principle of “public goods for … Continue reading

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Health and Harmony? Government consultation on future of agriculture reveals no new detail

  Last week was  a momentous one in the life of farmers and anyone who take an interest in our food. The National Farmers Union (NFU) took the historic step of appointing a woman to be its President – it’s … Continue reading

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