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Remembering Derek Ratcliffe

The recent publication of Nature’s Conscience: The Life and Legacy of Derek Ratcliffe is a timely reminder of one of our foremost environmentalists. Derek immersed himself in nature, and when he highlighted the disastrous effects of pesticides on peregrines he … Continue reading

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In the south of Scotland – where eagles dare

John Mathew Thompson was brought up in Penicuik, south of Edinburgh. As a youngster, he spent several days raptor watching with the great expert Derek Ratcliffe.   The news of improving prospects for golden eagles in the south of Scotland … Continue reading

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