Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s work in support of grouse shooting and upland communities

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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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Countryside Alliance meet IFA to discuss development of new Underkeeper Apprenticeship

| Campaigns, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Sarah Lee and Liam Stokes from the Countryside Alliance Policy and Shooting teams attended a meeting at the new Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) to discuss the development of the new Underkeeper Apprenticeship on which the Countryside Alliance is leading.  The meeting was exceptionally positive. The Institute for Apprenticeships seems to have streamlined the development process,…

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CA brief – 10 key questions on grouse shooting answered

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Ahead of the grouse season, which starts on 12th August, the Countryside Alliance political team has sent a briefing note to MPs and Peers which addresses some of the most frequently raised concerns about grouse shooting. Grouse shooting and its associated moorland management plays an essential role in managing, maintaining and protecting the landscape and…

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New stats show more people are enjoying shooting

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance’s Campaign for Shooting has welcomed new statistics which show an increase in the number of firearms certificates granted by police forces in England and Wales to the end of March 2017, and 23,128 new shotgun certificate holders. Statistics on firearm and shotgun certificates issued by police forces in England and Wales under…

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Congratulations, National Ladies’ Shooting Day, on a successful 2017 event

| Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

Victoria Knowles-Lacks, founder of the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club and National Ladies’ Shooting Day, writes: A truly incredible day for the sport – Saturday 10th June was a triumph for the S&CBC! The day marked our third annual ‘’National Ladies’ Shooting Day’’ (#NLSD2017). We created this event to celebrate women’s shooting, to get new…

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Countryside Alliance respond to RSPB’S hen harrier breeding survey

| Latest News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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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