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Thread #162618   Message #3871322
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
13-Aug-17 - 04:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: The (in)glorious 12th
Subject: RE: BS: The (in)glorious 12th
There are some interesting points indeed, Iains. Underlining the fact that nature is a very delicate balance. Too much of one thing or another will have a great effect. Gamekeepers certainly have been part of country life for generations and I think they do indeed know more than most about their own locality. Maybe if the RSPB employed gamekeepers along the same lines as managed grouse moors they may do a lot better in these areas? I do think, however, that Mr Botham is being rather unfair on the RSPB. They undoubtedly do good work in many areas but an organisation with such a vast remit will not get everything right first time. As to whet the truth is. Well, as I have often said in many threads where opinions are polarized, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

DtG