Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Update....from Richard Benyon today
We’ve listened to public concerns, so we are stopping the planned research and developing new research proposals on buzzards.
Today, Wildlife Minister Richard Benyon said:
“In the light of the public concerns expressed in recent days, I have decided to look at developing new research proposals on buzzards.
“The success of conservation measures has seen large increases in the numbers of buzzards and other birds of prey over the last two decades. As Minister for Wildlife I celebrate that and since 2010 we have championed many new measures to benefit wildlife across England – set out in our England Biodiversity Strategy.
“At the same time it is right that we make decisions on the basis of sound evidence and we do need to understand better the whole relationship between raptors, game birds and other livestock. I will collaborate with all the organisations that have an interest in this issue and will bring forward new proposals.”
What concerns me are the words I have highlighted in bold. What are they suggesting?
Posted by Bruce at 12:37 pm