Archive for May 22nd, 2013

May 22, 2013

Erratum: red squirrel

by philapilus

A keen-eyed reader noticed that the image initially attached to our article about British wildlife was actually of an American red squirrel, and not one indigenous to these shores. We have corrected the mistake.

TMB certainly does not claim to be infallible, and any news organisation worth its salt would thank readers for pointing out errors. But as

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May 22, 2013

Declining British wildlife “not meeting government targets”

by philapilus

 

English: Red Squirrel One of the many red squi...

Britain’s wildlife is massively inefficient, according to a prominent conservative thinktank

The government has been forced to admit failings in its wildlife policy, after a State of Nature report suggested that 10% of British animal and plant life could disappear entirely in the near future.

Number 10 issued a statement this morning saying “The projected reduction of wildlife shows a significant failure to achieve government targets.

“Under austerity measures, the coalition pledged to bring down British wildlife by 17% in the course of this parliament, rising to 34% by 2017.

“But due to

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