Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Countryside Alliance animal welfare consultant Jim Barrington will join Bill Oddie, Mark Avery and the GWCT's Andrew Gilruth in a panel discussion "Hunting and its impact on conservation" at the Royal Society in London on 2 September 2014, 7pm. Chris Packham will chair the event, which is being organised by the World Land Trust as part of its "Controversial Conservation 2014 with Chris Packham" series. Read on for more and for ticket information.Read more
Monday, 18 August 2014
The Countryside Alliance is disappointed that rural enterprises have been left out of a Government initiative to improve broadband for small businesses, announced today (18 August).
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The Countryside Alliance's Christmas card collection for 2014 is onsale now. The nine designs by popular artists including Daniel Crane, Mary Ann Rogers feature wintry hunting, shooting, racing and wildlife scenes, including a hare by Annabel Pope in honour of the late Clarissa Dickson Wright. The cards are available from our marketplace priced between £4.99 and £6.99 and there are 10 cards per pack. Our 2015 calendar is also now available priced at £9.99. Click here to browse and buy.Read more
Friday, 8 August 2014
Populations of the majority of the UK’s birds of prey are now at their highest ever levels, the Countryside Alliance’s report “Birds of prey of the UK and their population trends” shows.
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
The famous Hampshire Country Sports Day returns to the Tichborne Estate, Alresford, for a family day which includes a terrier & lurcher show, demonstration by Cornish Countryman Chris Green, gundog scurry, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, an inter-hunt relay, falconry, ferrets, terrier racing, a fun dog show, plenty of food and shopping opportunities and much more. This year's show is in honour of the late Clarissa Dickson Wright, who died in March and who always loved this show above all others. Find out more about the show here www.hampshirecountrysportsday.co.uk. Read the countryside's tributes to Clarissa here.Read more
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
We are asking everyone who cares about shooting to write to the Chief Executive of Marks & Spencer (M&S), Marc Bolland, because, barely three weeks before the Glorious Twelfth, it has abandoned plans to expand the number of stores in which it was to have sold grouse. Instead it will not be selling grouse at all in 2014. M&S says it is doing this because it cannot agree “environmental and biodiversity standards” with “key stakeholders”. This came as a surprise as M&S had not been discussing such standards with its suppliers or shooting organisations. What it actually means is that the RSPB, which is actively campaigning against driven grouse shooting, has complained about grouse sales and M&S has rolled over. Read on to write to M&S via our automated system.Read more
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
As the shooting seasons prepare to roll out, the Countryside Alliance's 2014/15 shooting badges, this year in duck egg blue, are now available. The badges come in a solid colour Season badge (£100) and smaller, camouflage Supporter badge (£15) and are a sure way of wearing your support for shooting. This is the 14th year we have unveiled a new colour shooting campaign badge in what has become an extremely collectable series. Buy yours here and read on to order your sweepstake cards.Read more