Shooting and Conservation

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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Protecting wildlife near highways

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A Public Policy Exchange Symposium: The Role of Local Authorities in Safeguarding Wildlife on Local Highways: Protecting Wildlife and Improving Road Safety was held on 3rd May as part of an ongoing campaign to promote deer wildlife awareness on UK roads. The British Deer Society writes: “Protecting wildlife near highways and trunk roads is becoming…

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Q&A on Firearms Licensing with Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld

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This past year has seen the Thames Valley Police Firearms Licensing Department come under heavy criticism for providing the shooting community with an unsatisfactory licensing service. In 2016 backlogs and delays reached record highs, which subsequently had a negative knock-on effect on livelihoods and hobbies. After a number of stakeholder meetings and a commitment to…

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Countryside Alliance meet with Natural Resources Wales asking for clarification on Firearms Review

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The Countryside Alliance have met with Natural Resources Wales officials to discuss in detail the recent call for evidence on the use of firearms on NRW owned or managed land. Rachel Evans, Countryside Alliance Director for Wales called the meeting to voice concerns that the Alliance has regarding the review, and to obtain clarification on…

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Welsh Director debates Animal Aid over Natural Resources Wales firearms review

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Countryside Alliance Welsh Director, Rachel Evans, debated Animal Aid regarding the Natural Resources Wales (NRW) firearms review on BBC Radio Wales yesterday (1:12-6:35 mins). Listen to the interview During the debate Ms Evans made clear the significant economic and employment benefits that shooting brings to rural Wales as well as the important role fire arms play in…

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Spring 2017 membership magazine now online

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The Countryside Alliance’s Spring 2017 magazine is now online. Below is the Editor’s welcome letter outlining the content: Download now 2017 is something of a numbers game. Fresh from celebrating 350 years of the Cottesmore Hunt (p44) we now move on to the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust’s silver anniversary (p36) which will  see a series of…

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