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Saving our Songbirds

The NGO Educational Trust recently launched its Action Countryside series of educational resources that directly discuss issues impacting our countryside now.

From his Linhope estate Lord James Percy, the younger brother of the 12th Duke of Northumberland, puts pen to paper to share his thoughts and challenge our own ideas about how the countryside should be managed.

He recently shared his deep respect for the Great British countryside and his passion for conservation, wildlife, shooting and fishing in a series of beautifully written essays in his book Fields of Dreams.

That passion for conservation was also shared in Silent Dawn, a reflective article, written for Fieldsports Magazine who have kindly allowed us to reproduce this work for our the benefit of our followers.

This powerful article proposes that a combination of habitat management and predator control is the key to saving our songbirds. Lord Percy carefully notes how we have arrived at the current situation, documenting the policy ideas of the time, and how to reverse the decline in our bird population. It may not be rocket science, but it is all about Keeping the Balance.

The article is important enough to be categorised as one of our Educational Resources in the Action Countryside series.

Read the article

Posted: 10 Feb 2014

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