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Schoolboy creates poacher app to boost fight against wildlife crime

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TEENAGER Aaron Christiansen has created an app for reporting poaching as part of Project Poacher, a new national campaign to combat wildlife crime. The 15-year-old’s app, created in his spare time, makes it easy to use a mobile phone to report to the police suspicious activities that might be linked to poaching. The app can…

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Shopping with the Countryside Alliance

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The Countryside Alliance has joined forces with Giles and Nicola Palmer from Cedarstone Ltd to run an impressive new online shop, and there are plenty of gift ideas. We have developed an exclusive range of great new products, working with three of our top female UK countryside artists, Debbie Harris, Alice Arnold and Catherine Ingleby. The…

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Broadband speeds lag behind in rural areas, Ofcom report shows

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2015 report released today (1 December) which shows that the reach of broadband, both fixed and mobile, continued to increase across the UK over the past year. But while we welcome the increased connectivity across the UK, it is clear that rural areas are still lagging behind. Coverage…

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Winter 2015 magazine now online

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The Countryside Alliance publishes a quarterly magazine that is sent to all members and the Winter 2015 magazine is now online. The cover features a Grove & Rufford Hound photographed by Penny Fillingham and the issue contains plenty of fieldsports, food & farming content. The editor’s letter is below. Click here to download the issue. 2015_4_Winter…

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CA: “No case for a total ban” on lead ammunition

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Commenting on the publicity surrounding some research from a symposium on lead ammunition, Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner commented: “England and Wales have some of the most restrictive regulations on the use of lead ammunition in the world, which was brought in from 1999 onwards. The headline figures from this symposium suggesting that tens of…

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Countryside Alliance at Essex Young Farmers Game Evening

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The Essex Young Farmers Club was packed for an evening of game tasting and a talk by Countryside Alliance Political Assistant James Somerville-Meikle. The event, on Tuesday 24 November, was part of the Great British Game Week which was jointly founded by the Countryside Alliance as part of our Game-to-Eat campaign. Great British Game Week is…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes new code of practice on fox control to improve animal welfare in Wales

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The Countryside Alliance is pleased to welcome the Welsh Government’s code of best practice on the use of snares for fox control. The Alliance has worked closely with Welsh Government officials and other stakeholders on both sides of the argument, for and against the use of snares to ensure the new code is workable and effective…

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Countryside Alliance statement on proposed changes to firearms regulation

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Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, said: “The European Commission has today announced that it will be amending  the  Firearms Directive to make it more difficult to acquire firearms, including deactivated firearms, with the aim of  improving traceability and stronger co-operation between member states. “However, the Countryside Alliance is concerned that at least…

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The Countryside Alliance is happy to back CountryCoats2Syria, a new initiative set up to enable the rural community to respond to the Syrian crisis, helping to save lives in Syria and the surrounding area. Working in association with the charity Syria Relief (, CountryCoats2Syria’s vision is to engage agricultural and country sports communities to gather…

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