This page offers links to resources that give more information about our uplands, how they are managed and some of the ills they suffer. The resources are of many kinds and the list will be extended over time. Please note the differing categories. Some material is polemical in style, it comes with a point of view. Much is more factual or scientific in origin. Of course, there is a sharp difference between the argument and the science presented here and that of those who mismanage our uplands. All the opinion presented here is based on fact and evidence, though you may not always agree with the conclusions reached. And all the science will be just that: science. Peer-reviewed, authoritative and following established methodologies. You might think there is not another kind of science but there is certainly material presented as such: no field-work documented, no data to examine, no peer review. Not much, in brief, to separate it from the merely made-up, and that's even before the spin doctors get hold of it.

Anyway, read everything including here with a critical eye and, if you find this resource useful, please tell others, and do suggest (via the contact page on this website) additions that you would find valuable.


This website has a news page and if you sign up we'll send you a newsletter. But, whilst we'll cover the main stories, you'll keep up much better by following one of the blogs below:

Raptor Persecution UK

The leading blog on its subject. Relentless in its pursuit and documentation of wildlife crime, it is top science combined with top journalism, sometimes with a sardonic turn. Indispensable.

Mark Avery's blog

Mark is arguably the doyen of conservation bloggers and, as the author of 'Inglorious' and animateur of Hen Harrier Days since 2014, is a leading advocate for change in the uplands.

Charlie Moores' 'War on Wildlife' blog

The multi-talented Charlie Moores is a podcaster and blogger extraordinaire, constantly and engagingly drawing people together. His latest platform is 'War on Wildlife' and, though it ranges as widely as that title suggests, it frequently covers the destruction of wildlife in the UK in pursuit of the 'sport' of shooting.