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National Trust tightens up the rules on grouse shooting

The National Trust has tightened up the rules surrounding management of a vast expanse of moorland in the Peak District for grouse shooting. Following a consultation held over the spring, the National Trust—which manages the 32,000 hectare High Peak Estate on behalf of the nation—has agreed that trapping and snaring of […]

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Police back tougher penalties for bird of prey crime

Leading police officers have met with senior government ministers to seek stronger powers for investigating and prosecuting bird of prey persecution. It comes as a wave of wildlife crime continues on grouse moors with birds of prey having been found illegally shot, poisoned and trapped. Incidents have included five dead buzzards—four of […]