Shooting and Conservation

CAI Attend Wildlife Crime meeting hosted by Minister Durkan

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) reports: Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan this week pledged to improve how Northern Ireland tackles wildlife crime. The Minister hosted a summit attended by almost 30 organisations, including CAI, to ensure a better way forward. CAI has been actively involved with The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAW) since its…

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Countryside Alliance briefing on hen harriers

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s shooting campaign has circulated the following brief on the Hen Harrier which offers an introduction, the background on the hen harrier and grouse shooting conflict, Defra’s group on hen harriers, brood management and breeding successes.  INTRODUCTION The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) is resident in some 87 countries across the northern hemisphere, and…

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Gamekeepers and other non-agricultural occupants of tied housing – a survey

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

For the gamekeeper being made redundant, retiring, or simply losing their job due to circumstance, housing is usually the most important concern. Harrison Riddle, a keeper’s son, has drawn up a short questionnaire on the subject as part of his dissertation at Harper Adams University. We join the Gamekeepers Welfare Trust in supporting this study…

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FACE: EC aims at wrong target

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

FACE press release: Instead of focusing on illegal activities with firearms and making full use of existing EU rules on legal firearms, the European Commission plans a full review of these rules. The Commission argues that this change is needed since “legally owned weapons in the EU continue to feed the illegal market” and attempts…

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Updating you on our work in Europe

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: I was in Brussels last week at a meeting of European fieldsports body, FACE, of which the Countryside Alliance is an active member. I am honoured to be FACE’s UK Chairman and to represent British sporting interests at the highest level and I can feed back some interesting…

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Firearms licensing – don’t delay

| Campaigns, Shooting and Conservation

If you shoot with a shotgun, stalk with a rifle or just control pests, your firearm and shotgun certificates are fundamental to your sport. The Alliance works closely with police forces up and down the country to ensure that your certificate renewal is processed promptly, properly and fairly and most licensing departments do their very…

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