Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance respond to RSPB’S hen harrier breeding survey

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Following the publication of the results of the RSPB’s: UK hen harrier population suffers decline, according to latest figures , Head of Shooting at the Alliance, Liam Stokes, has made the following statement: “The results from the 2016 hen harrier breeding survey make for grim reading. A significant reduction in territorial pairs have been shown…

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Defra Ministers – responsibilities and contact details

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Following the General Election, the team at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, led by Secretary of State Michael Gove, is as follows. We outline the Secretary of State and his team’s responsibilities and bring you the relevant email addresses (and Twitter handles). The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Secretary of State • oversight…

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Remembering Clarissa at 70

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation, Uncategorised

Saturday 24th March would have been the 70th birthday of Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of the popular cooking duo Two Fat Ladies (the other half being the late Jennifer Paterson) and dynamic, outspoken cook, rural champion and passionate defender of our way of life. Her untimely death in March 2015 meant she never saw…

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Help shape a new agenda for the countryside

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is supporting the Rural England CIC (of which we are a stakeholder), the Rural Services Network and the University of Gloucestershire in shaping a new rural agenda. As the dust settles on the election Rural England are keen to find out the key issues that matter to people in rural areas. So…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes Scottish Parliament vote on tail docking

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The Scottish Parliament has successfully voted to permit tail docking for spaniel and hunt point retriever gundog puppies that are likely to be used in connection with shooting. The Scottish Countryside Alliance, working closely with the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, BASC Scotland and the Scottish Association for Country Sports, lobbied parliamentarians to uphold the findings of…

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CA welcomes bracken control measures for moorland management

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The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the announcement that a further Emergency Authorisation has been issued to allow the use of Asulam for bracken control during the 2017 growing season.  A bracken control programme is an essential component of moorland management plans, and Asulam is the only selective control chemical that is authorised for use by…

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Joint statement on Scottish game shoot licensing proposals

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Following this morning’s hearing [23rd May] of the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, organisations representing the game shooting community issued the following statement. “We are disappointed that the committee voted narrowly in favour of a course of action which includes examining the possibility of a licensing scheme for game shooting in…

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