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Shooting industry unites to set ‘best practice’ guidelines

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

On Monday 23rd July the British Game Alliance (BGA) brought together shoot owners, keepers and representative organisations to discuss shoot management best practice with the BGA’s auditing partners Acoura. The BGA undertook a pilot audit observed by the Countryside Alliance, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), so the organisations…

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Countryside Alliance comment on the rise in rural crime

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The survey reported on Sky News today (06/08/18) echoes the recent National Rural Crime Survey 2018 which demonstrated that crime is having a significant impact on rural areas. Countryside Alliance Head of Policy, Sarah Lee commented: “We all need to tackle this blight together and take seriously the impact crime is having on rural communities…

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A bright future for hunting

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: The hound show season is drawing to a close as hunts start to prepare for the new season. There has been a clear trend of strong entries and good crowds from the South of England Hound Show at Ardingly through to The West of England at Honiton yesterday….

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Feelin’ hot, hot, hot – Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers August 2018

| Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

There’s still no sign of real rain so F4S fly fishing expert Bob Goble is taking to the beach to cool down. What are his tips for hot fishing fun this August? Let’s find out… Fishing can be tricky in August, so visiting the water early or late in the day, and avoiding the midday…

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Revolutionary hen harrier licence is working

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The Countryside Alliance has received the following press release from the Moorland Association and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. Our Head of Campaigns Liam Stokes said: “This is brilliant news, our thanks and congratulations go to the grouse keepers, the Moorland Association and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust for their fantastic work. It…

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ACTION NEEDED: Do you read National Geographic magazine?

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The Countryside Alliance has learned that the latest issue of National Geographic magazine is being guest-edited by BBC presenter and prominent animal rights activist Chris Packham. We know many of our members, who Chris Packham has repeatedly attacked, buy or subscribe to this magazine and will want to make their voices heard. The National Geographic…

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Scottish Countryside Alliance respond to Telegraph article on bird culls

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In response to the Telegraph article ‘Scottish Natural Heritage accused of ‘reaching for the shotgun’ by allowing too many bird culls’ (27/07/18) please find below a statement from Scottish Countryside Alliance Director, Jamie Stewart: Like so many of our contemporaries the Scottish Countryside Alliance supported the decision of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in the granting of a five-year…

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Countryside Alliance submits member’s evidence to the Home Office on failing medical procedure

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The Countryside Alliance has submitted a dossier of evidence to the Home Office team currently working on the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing, including case studies detailing the experiences of our members. The Alliance was asked to collate this information during a meeting with Home Office Minister Nick Hurd MP, who wanted a clearer…

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