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News and comment

01 June 2019
Comments News and comment Compiled by Adrian Pitches Opinions expressed in this feature are not necessarily those of British Birds. Withdrawal of General Licence provokes backlash from shooters The capitulation by Natur...
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Wetland restoration

01 June 2019
Comments Main paper Malcolm Ausden, Graham Hirons, Graham White and Leigh Lock Abstract During 1990–2015, the RSPB acquired around 8,750 ha of land on which to restore wetland habitat, mainly to benefit breeding waders of lowland we...
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Hunting in Europe

01 June 2019
Comments Letters The recent article on bird hunting in Europe by Hirschfeld et al. (Brit. Birds 112: 153–166) was compelling reading. It was frankly shocking to see the lack of bag data from the UK, and also the lack of any commitment to provide any...
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Recent reports

01 June 2019
Comments Recent Reports Compiled by Barry Nightingale and Harry Hussey This summary of unchecked reports covers the period from early April to early May 2019. Headlines A North American ‘Dresser’s Eider...
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