Relocating hen harrier chicks to spare grouse for the gun – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 22nd, 2021 in appeals, birds, charities, EC law, human rights, hunting, judicial review, licensing, news by tracey

‘RSPB, R (On the application of) v Natural England [2021] EWCA Civ 1637 (9 November 2021). This case was an appeal by the RSPB and Dr Mark Avery, a scientist specialising in nature conservation, against a ruling by the court below that the grant of a licence by the respondent, Natural England (NE), to “take and disturb” hen harriers from the Northern English uplands for scientific, research or educational purposes pursuant to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Pt I s.16(1)(a) was lawful.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd November 2021