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Autumn 2016 magazine now online

| Latest News, Membership, Membership News

The Countryside Alliance’s Autumn magazine has been posted to our membership and is now online – download it here. The Editor’s letter outlines the content for the issue: After a fast-moving and seismic few months in the political world it’s good to be on the surer ground of our sporting seasons in the lead up…

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State of Nature report & a divergence of opinion

| Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Our Blog, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Countryside Alliance Head of Shooting Campaigns Liam Stokes writes: The State of Nature report has been published, and it would appear to be grim reading. In the coming days we will go through the report and the supporting documents to see what conclusions the working countryside can draw from the analysis, but our immediate reaction…

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Countryside Alliance welcomes pragmatic IUCN Motion on the continued use of lead ammunition

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

The Countryside Alliance has welcomed the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) decision to reject a ban on lead ammunition for Olympic shooting along with a number of further restrictions. Instead members at the 2016 World Conservation Congress, of which the UK is one, voted to ‘promote, where feasible, the phasing out of lead…

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Grouse shooting debate and countering animal rights polemic

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

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: As we have seen over the last 18 months some things in politics are entirely unpredictable, but that does not mean that other things are not. One of the absolutely predictable aspects of political life is that animal rights activists will campaign for things to be banned, and…

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The Spectator: State schools are discovering huntin’, shootin’ and fishin’

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News

The Spectator’s Camilla Swift has written about outdoor education, observing “Traditionally, private schools have led the way in teaching youngsters about the ways of the countryside. Many state schools, however, are now following their example.” Camilla goes on to write about our own Fishing 4 Schools project, quoting its Director, Charles Jardine. Also mentioned is the…

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