Shooting and Conservation

CA’s Liam Stokes to address the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club AGM

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The Countryside Alliance’s Head of Shooting, Liam Stokes (pictured), will be addressing the fourth annual Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Ladies’ Shooting Conference which will be taking place at The Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, on 30th September 2017. Liam will be updating delegates on the key issues facing shooting at present and our…

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Countryside Alliance will hold BBC to account

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Countryside Alliance’s Head of Shooting Liam Stokes writes: The BBC Trust could not have been clearer in its 2016 report – Chris Packham’s campaigning activities should be subject to regular and formal assessments to avoid harming the BBC’s reputation for impartiality. Based on recent pronouncements those reviews clearly aren’t happening, and we at the Countryside…

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Countryside Alliance unite with BASC to condemn Chris Packham’s high street campaign

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Countryside Alliance and BASC have today united in condemnation of Chris Packham as leading high street businesses demand the BBC presenter stops claiming their support for his latest anti-shooting campaign. Waitrose, Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Next and Allianz have all confirmed they have not given permission for the ‘Ethical Consumer’ co-operative to use their logos on its…

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The Countryside Alliance’s work in support of grouse shooting and upland communities

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Countryside Alliance’s Director of Shooting Adrian Blackmore writes: The drive for agricultural intensification has left heather moorland in poor condition throughout mainland Europe, with both Sweden and Denmark losing 60-70% and the Netherlands 95% of their total, since the 19th century. Only upland Britain has retained a substantial proportion of this globally threatened habitat, and…

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Countryside Alliance meet IFA to discuss development of new Underkeeper Apprenticeship

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Sarah Lee and Liam Stokes from the Countryside Alliance Policy and Shooting teams attended a meeting at the new Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) to discuss the development of the new Underkeeper Apprenticeship on which the Countryside Alliance is leading.  The meeting was exceptionally positive. The Institute for Apprenticeships seems to have streamlined the development process,…

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CA brief – 10 key questions on grouse shooting answered

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Ahead of the grouse season, which starts on 12th August, the Countryside Alliance political team has sent a briefing note to MPs and Peers which addresses some of the most frequently raised concerns about grouse shooting. Grouse shooting and its associated moorland management plays an essential role in managing, maintaining and protecting the landscape and…

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New stats show more people are enjoying shooting

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Shooting has welcomed new statistics which show an increase in the number of firearms certificates granted by police forces in England and Wales to the end of March 2017, and 23,128 new shotgun certificate holders. Statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces in England and Wales under…

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