Sometimes it feels like we only started this blog yesterday, and sometimes it feels like we’ve been writing it for years. It turns out we have – seven of them.
The number of blog hits received in the last year almost doubled from the previous year and we’re now heading towards three million views. That’s very satisfying and is undoubtedly a result of an increased social reach on twitter and facebook. Thank you to everyone who reacts and spreads the word either by re-tweeting or sharing. Thanks also to those who comment on the blog, and on social media – it makes it all the more interesting, for us and for other readers.
Our top ten most read blogs from the last year are as follows:
- Natural England issues licence to kill buzzards to protect pheasants (here)
- National Trust pulls grouse shooting lease in Peak District National Park (here)
- Queen’s Balmoral Estate accused of mountain hare massacre (here)
- Faking it (here)
- More mountain hares slaughtered in the Angus Glens (here)
- More mountain hares massacred in the Cairngorms National Park (here)
- The illegal killing of birds of prey in the Cairngorms National Park (here)
- Chris Packham has a message for Marks & Spencer (here)
- Mass raptor poisoning in Wales: location revealed (here)
- Catastrophic decline of breeding hen harriers on grouse moors in NE Scotland (here)
This year, an incredibly generous sponsor has stepped forward to help pay for the time it takes to research and then write this blog. We’re massively grateful for this support, not just as a vote of confidence in what we’ve been doing, but because it will allow us to do so much more.
And there’s plenty more to do.
Here’s to another year of it.