Last week we learned that Natural England’s decision to licence hen harrier brood meddling had been ruled lawful by Mrs Justice Lang at London’s High Court (see here) following a judicial review instigated by Mark Avery and the RSPB.
Today – some excellent news – Mark Avery has decided to appeal that ruling (see here for his announcement).
We’ve yet to hear whether the RSPB will also appeal.
[UPDATE 27 March 2019: RSPB to appeal hen harrier brood meddling ruling, here]
[A breeding hen harrier as she should be – alive and unmeddled. Photo by Laurie Campbell]