Concern over buzzard plans
Thursday 24th May 2012
Buzzard. Image: Amy Lewis
The Wildlife Trusts are seriously concerned about Government plans to spend up to £375,000 researching ways to keep buzzards from targeting captive-reared pheasants.
Paul Wilkinson, Head of Living Landscape for The Wildlife Trusts, said:
"After years of persecution, people have welcomed the return of the buzzard to our countryside. The Wildlife Trusts are seriously concerned that this conservation success story could now be undermined, and will strongly oppose any attempt to weaken the protection afforded to this species. The fact the Government is considering these plans runs entirely counter to its aspirations for the recovery and restoration of nature. With our native wildlife facing so many pressures, Government should draw a line through these plans."