Shooting and Conservation

Re-Introduction of the Valuation of Shooting Rights and Deer Forests issued in Scotland

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016, one of the more controversial pieces of legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament, came into force on 22 April 2016. Part 6 of the Act repeals the exclusion of shootings and deer forests from the Ratings Valuation Roll established by the Conservative Government in the 1990s. Announcing her intentions…

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A successful Midland Game Fair for the CA

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The Countryside Alliance enjoyed an extremely successful Midland Game Fair at Weston Park, Shropshire at the weekend (16-17 September), meeting and talking to many returning members and supporters, whilst welcoming numerous new members to the organisation. The two-day show, which entices tens of thousands of attendees, was once again a fantastic showcase for all country…

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In memoriam: Sarah Holman, backbone of our Cheltenham Countryside Race Day

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Sarah Holman, the backbone of the Countryside Alliance’s Cheltenham Countryside Race Day for 30 years, sadly died in June. A memorial service will be held in Warwickshire on 15th September. The Telegraph published a fitting obituary to her achievements, and it begins: Sarah Holman, who has died aged 65, stood out among a dwindling number…

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Countryside Alliance discusses Brexit and shooting with Environment Secretary, Michael Gove

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive, Tim Bonner, and Head of Policy, Sarah Lee met the Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove MP, on Monday this week (11th September) to discuss rural issues and the impact of Brexit on the countryside and rural communities. It was a great opportunity for the Countryside Alliance to raise…

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Update on the European Consultation on the continued use of lead shot

| Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) consultation, directed by the European Commission, sought scientific evidence for and against its proposal to harmonise European legislation governing the use of lead shot over wetlands. In addition, the consultation requested feedback on proposals to add ‘peatlands’ to the current restrictions, the banning of possession of lead cartridges on or…

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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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