Shooting and Conservation

Defra Ministers – responsibilities and contact details

| Consultation and Lobbying, Fishing, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Shooting and Conservation

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

| Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

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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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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