The RSPB told Parliament in 2016 that grouse moors should be regulated using a licensing system similar to that used for fishing rods. It is bizarre that the RSPB is now suggesting such a taxation scheme will also end the proven conflict between hen harriers and grouse moors (Scotland's grouse moors are 'in a good place' despite a poor season and calls for reform, Dec 4). In contrast, the Government has implemented a hen harrier recovery plan that does address the conflict in England. Ironically, the RSPB is taking the Government to court this week to try and prevent plans to recover a species they claim to champion.
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