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Hart blow for crows â€” Mike Cockerham (@mcockerham) September 9, 2017
And finally, on September 12, the National Trust issued a statement, declaring its dismay and calling on the government to take "robust action", but stressing that the decision was made "out of a strong understanding of the impacts such an action would have on crows and their future health".
"By taking this decision we have been putting our faith in the process but given it is clear that an overwhelming majority of stakeholders are strongly opposed to our plans we feel it is best to move to appeal this decision."
Cynics have dismissed those statements as a desperate attempt to save money, with Nick Bilton in the Times arguing: "The Government is attempting to save money with an out-of-control budget, and has already decided to cancel one of its key conservation schemes for failing to make necessary conservation recommendations to Parliament."
For its part, the government insisted that it had consulted "overwhelmingly" on the issue, and that there was "a serious chance" that it would go ahead with conservation plans.
A spokesman for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said it was aware of the concerns and "looks forward to taking a robust approach to this important conservation issue".
But those opposing the plan argue the changes to the National Trust Trust Trustee (NTF) agreement are another way to reduce funding for conservation, as the trust must approve any changes.
The plan also has the backing of local government and other supporters of conservation across the UK and is also opposed by many other conservation organisations including the Royal Society.
And as for those who have written to the government in support of it, they were rebuffed, with the NTF website saying there were "not one shred of evidence" to suggest they wanted the plan reversed.
The Trust said in a statement on the campaign against the plan, that the government was "wearing a sombrero" but the statement added: "The Sustrans project is important to many, and will help to save birds, which are at risk of extinction by habitat destruction."
A spokeswoman for Sustrans said: "We are very excited that Sustrans is leading this important campaign against the decision not to protect and conserve these incredible birds.
"However, with these measures, this plan has not been taken forward and this does not change the fact that the trust is still committed to protecting and preserving birds and will continue to do so.
"Our Trustees know that these funds will be reallocated to better fund other important conservation work and our members are working to ensure that these funds continue to help keep wild birds alive and healthy."