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Welsh Government consultation on Open Access to the countryside – make your voice heard

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The Countryside Alliance is urging the public to fight unrestricted access  to the Welsh countryside by taking part in an e-lobby campaign, which was launched yesterday (16 September). The Countryside Alliance is firmly opposed to unrestricted access to the Welsh countryside and is inviting the public to take part in the Welsh Government consultation on…

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New chief executive Tim Bonner takes over the reins of the Alliance

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  Tim Bonner  took over as chief executive of Britain’s largest rural campaigning organisation, the Countryside Alliance, at its annual meeting today (15 September).  He succeeds Sir Barney White-Spunner, who spent three and a half years at the head of the 100,000-member organisation. Countryside Alliance chairman, Lord Mancroft, told the meeting at Saddlers Hall in…

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Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes review of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

As part of its newly-published Programme for Scotland, the Scottish Government has undertaken to review the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act to “ensure that it is providing the necessary level of protection for foxes and other wild mammals, while at the same time allowing effective and humane control where necessary”. Scottish Countryside Alliance director…

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Shooting organisations call for better planning of game sales

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The Countryside Alliance and the National Game Dealers’ Association are urging shoot managers to draw up detailed plans with their game dealers for all wild game shot this season. A recent game dealers’ survey, undertaken by the Countryside Alliance’s Game to Eat initiative, showed game dealers sought better communication with shoot managers, so they could…

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Renewed call for implementation of hen harrier recovery plan

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The Countryside Alliance, British Association for Shooting and Conservation, CLA, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, and the Moorland Association are calling for Defra to implement a plan for hen harrier recovery across England. In 2014 there were just four breeding attempts, all on or adjacent to moorland managed for red grouse,…

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Lobby your MP on the Hunting Act

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Hunting, Latest News, Membership, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties…

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National Rural crime survey Launched

| Campaigns, Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Countryside Alliance Wales, Devolved Regions, Latest News, Press Release

The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN)*, backed by the Countryside Alliance and supported by the Home Office, is calling for people who work…

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Show your support for Nature and Shooting

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Latest News, Membership, Membership News, Press Release, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is calling on all those who love British wildlife and the countryside to respond to the European Commission’s proposal to review the Birds and Habitats Directive. The Nature Directives, as they are collectively known, have played an essential part in increasing our biodiversity and wildlife, with SPAs and SACs forming the backbone to…

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