Mountain hare numbers on moorlands in the eastern Highlands have declined to less than one percent of their initial levels, according to a newly published long-term scientific study. MARIANNE BROOKER reports
A controversial plan to protect grouse bred for shooting by removing hen harrier eggs and chicks is set to start this summer. But critics say the number of hen harriers is already worryingly low and this will only put them at further risk. MARIANNE BROWN reports
The Beast of the East has dumped snow all across Britain just as we should be looking ahead to Spring. The RSPB has today warned that birds will struggle to cope with the plummeting temperatures and urges people to give them a helping hand by providing food and shelter. CATHERINE HARTE reports
Report warns many rare breeding birds are at a high risk of extinction in the UK, based on projections of how climate will become less suitable for these species. Climate change will provide opportunities for some species while others will be more vulnerable, according to the latest research. Migratory birds are arriving in the UK earlier each Spring and leaving later each Autumn. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports.