Shooting and Conservation

Moorland management vital to this environmental asset, says CA

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Heather burning is an important tool of moorland management the Countryside Alliance has said, following a report that suggested the practice might contribute to global warming. The research from Leeds University, entitled the EMBER report, suggested that heather burning on moorland, has negative impacts on peat hydrology, peat chemistry and physical properties, river water chemistry…

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“Labour Protecting Animals” pledge – we seek clarification

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

As reported in last week’s issue, the Labour Party has launched a “Protecting Animals Pledge” which makes some confusing statements on issues including “shooting estates” as well as snares and raptors. Countryside Alliance Director of Shooting Adrian Blackmore has since written to Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle MP asking for clarification on several of the…

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Code of Good Shooting Practice website

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Everyone who shoots will be aware of The Code of Good Shooting Practice, an accessible guide which is endorsed by leading sporting agents and game farmers, and organisations including the Countryside Alliance. The Code now has its own website, which you can access at www.codeofgoodshootingpractice.org.uk. Hard copies are available from the Countryside Alliance – email…

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Ensuring the continued use of Asulam

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

This story first appeared on this website in February 2013 and gains further relevance by the granting of Emergency Authorisation in mid-May 2014 to ensure Asulam’s use for the year: The Countryside Alliance has welcomed The Chemicals Regulation Directorate’s announcement this week that Emergency Authorisation for the continued use of Asulam for bracken control in…

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Supporting the NGO on buzzard control

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Director of Campaigns Tim Bonner writes: There has been an interesting legal development in the long running argument over licences for the control of buzzards this week.The High Court has accepted an application from a gamekeeper to proceed with a Judicial Review of Natural England’s decision not to issue a licence to allow…

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