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Yorkshire Dales News - Weekly Round Up

Week Ending Friday 29 May 2009

A look back at the past week, with our weekly round up of Yorkshire Dales News published on Daelnet.

Cuckoo joins RSPB "red list"

Friday 29 May
HEARD a cuckoo this spring? Few people in the Yorkshire Dales have and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds issued a possible explanation: cuckoo numbers have slumped so far that it has been placed on their “red list” of species in danger of extinction.

Hill farming future "at risk" – TFA

Thursday 28 May
TENANT farmers in upland areas like the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are failing to benefit from new Government legislation designed to improve the environment, an official enquiry has been told.

Incentives to grow more trees in the National Park

Thursday 28 May
LANDOWNERS are being offered cash to plant more trees in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Dales Volunteers bridge the gap

Tuesday 26 May
YORKSHIRE DALES Volunteers have been doing their bit to preserve an historic footbridge in Swaledale.

Seen a black swan?

Tuesday 26 May
ORNITHOLOGISTS are asking people if they have ever seen a black swan here in Britain as they draw up an atlas of non-native bird species that have settled here.


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