2016, unfortunately, saw the first verified cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) outside of its native range in North America, identified back in March in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Proceeded by confirmed cases of infection in wild Moose around Selbu, located 300km North of the first case. With the Norwegian Veterinary Institute confirming a fourth case … Continue reading Chronic Wasting Disease: A Major Threat To Europe’s Deer?
Wildlife photography is, unfortunately, not one of my strengths - it never has been, and due to my reluctance to purchase anything more substantial than my current camera, likely never will be. Photography, for me, is more about capturing a moment - to aid with writing and reminiscing at a later date - as opposed to … Continue reading Photography: My Favourite “Lucky Captures”
It should come as little surprise that the majority of issues initially billed as human/wildlife conflicts actually centre more on conflict between stakeholder groups. Between humans and other humans, as opposed to man and beast. Wildlife, as a rule, is not overly confrontational, whereas people are. Thus many of the "big issues" in the realms … Continue reading Exploring My Personal Perception Of Wildlife
This past Saturday I had the pleasure to enjoy what was, without a shred of doubt, one of the best days birding I have ever experienced. A day jam-packed with everything which makes the hobby so appealing: globetrotting rarities, seasonal spectacles, serene settings and a wealth of fantastic people. All of which unfolded as I departed … Continue reading An Autumn Extravaganza
I have found myself discussing fox hunting quite a bit of late: with my family, friends and even as part of my Masters course - an odd choice of topic seeing that 'the hunt' was outlawed quite so time ago. Indeed, only this morning I found myself reading yet another excellent article from the Guardian's Patrick … Continue reading Fox Hunting: Why I Believe In The Ban
By my own admission, I have never really had much faith in my literary abilities. Self-consciousness which stems, predominately, from a simple fact: that I am not a writer by trade. I have no degree in English literature, have attended very few relevant courses and have worked, to date, solely in the field of conservation. … Continue reading So, I have decided to write a book
Autumn is a season like no other: one of colour, action and perpetual movement. A season which I cherish above all others, which marks the start of a number of subliminal wild spectacles, as many species begin preparations for the winter to come, arrive, depart and burst to life. It is a season of soaring … Continue reading Autumn wonders and where to see them