Reintroduction of species podcasts

ELF is delighted to bring to its members two exciting podcasts looking at the law and reintroduction of species. Through a collaboration between ELF and Law Pod UK the podcasts are available to listen to now.

Reintroduction Part 1 – The Birds and the Bees

Right species, right place – It’s 30 years since the first Red Kite reintroduction in the Chilterns. Interviewed by Rosalind English, Dr Mark Avery from Wild Justice and Carol Day consultant solicitor at Leigh Day and ELF Trustee are interviewed about how well projects for the Red Kite and the White-Tailed Sea Eagle are working. They will also strike a note of caution about the Hen Harrier Southern reintroduction proposal. Dr Nikki Gammans from the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and Project Leader will talk about the re-introduction of the Short Tailed Bumble Bee – having been taken to NZ in colonial times, a population remained in NZ whilst it had gone extinct in the UK. Nikki was in charge of the programme to bring them back to UK and tells her amazing story.

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Reintroduction Part 2 – Bats and Beavers

ELF case concerning the relocation of Pine Martens into areas in and around the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Bats Special Conservation Area. Stephen Davison, ELF client and bat expert focusing on the ecological impacts of the release of pine martens on the bats protected species and Kim Ziya (Landmark barrister) on the legal twists of this matter – Right species, wrong legal status – Beavers. James Wallace CEO at the Beaver Trust talks about the ecology and about why the Beaver should be recognised as a European Protected Species in England and Wales and what difference that could make.

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