Saturday, February 02, 2008

Proposed revision of Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

The Department for the Environment (DEFRA) are proposing to revise Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act. They intend to reduce the number of species listed from 46 to just 7. Crucially they intend to remove Peregrine from the list. Peregrine is highly susceptible to criminality, not only from the shooting lobby but also from some disreputable falconers. The species has a high monetary value. Please write to Joan Ruddock the minister of state responsible and ask her to reconsider. I have written a letter which you are welcome to use, preferably to adapt. Click here for the letter.

Joan Ruddock's email address is

It is important to include your name and address in the email even if you request reply by email.

Thanks in advance for your support.


Nick Carter said...

Well done Alastair this is a very important issue!

Nick Carter said...

Any objection if I lift this and put it on the calderdale blog?

Alastair said...

Nick help yourself - the idea is for it to be disseminated widely, let's hassle Joan.

Nick Carter said...

Can't seem to get your letter to cut and paste, does it work OK for you?