Sir Barney White-Spunner discusses lead shot in Shooting Times

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Former Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman, Sir Barney White-Spunner, has written in the latest Shooting Times (27th July) magazine his thoughts on the recent decision by Defra to reject the LAG report. The article which can be read below follows the Countryside Alliance long-term policy and we thank Shooting Times and Sir Barney for allowing us…

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Success for Alliance team in the RideLondon cycle rides

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There was triumph for the Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) team on Sunday, with all members successfully completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 mile courses. The team has now raised more than £5,500 for TCAF charities Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools, with donations still coming in. Despite long delays and…

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Endangered birds a highlight of ramblers’ visit to Ilkley Moor shoot

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A group of 16 ramblers from the Bradford area got a behind the scenes look at the workings and wildlife of a grouse moor when they walked Ilkley Moor with head gamekeeper Simon Nelson.  The Bradford CHA Rambling and Social Club saw a red kite, a number of endangered curlew, skylarks and, of course, grouse…

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Win tickets to BBC Countryfile Live 2016

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Over four extraordinary days, Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 August, BBC Countryfile Live will showcase the best of the British Countryside within the spectacular grounds of Oxfordshire’s historic Blenheim Palace. This exciting new event brings Countryfile, the BBC’s flagship factual TV programme, to the live arena allowing you to explore every aspect of our countryside….

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The importance of Grouse Moor management highlighted by new brochure

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The Countryside Alliance’s new brochure titled ‘The value of grouse moor management’ has been produced to help publicise the importance of heather moorland that is managed for grouse shooting. This is a habitat of international importance, and it is thanks to its management for grouse shooting that this unique landscape has been conserved, where elsewhere…

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New Environment Secretary answers key questions

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In the wake of the Conservative leadership race, our Chairman Simon Hart MP, wrote to the candidates with 10 questions of current interest to people in the countryside. We have published below the response from Andrea Leadsom who, following her decision to drop out of the leadership race, today (14 July) was appointed as the…

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Scottish Wildlife Trust upland policies ‘unscientific and irresponsible’

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance has challenged proposals to support the ‘transition away’ from ‘traditional deer stalking’ and ‘driven grouse moors’ as unscientific and irresponsible. The Scottish Wildlife Trust has published controversial new policies for the management of Scottish Uplands which call for the licensing of ‘driven grouse shooting’ and propose offering ‘support and training’ to…

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Countryside Alliance takes the lead to secure the future of gamekeeping apprenticeships

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The Countryside Alliance is securing the future of gamekeeping by working to develop an apprenticeship for new underkeepers. Our proposal for a new qualification has been approved by the Department of Business, Industry and Skills (BIS) and we are setting up a “trailblazer” group to work with other organisations and employers to develop the course….

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Countryside Alliance launches “Shooting in Wales- For Countryside and Community”

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The Countryside Alliance has moved to ensure that new Welsh Assembly Members are equipped with the facts about shooting in Wales, launching a brochure detailing the enormous contribution that shooting makes to rural economies, communities and habitats in rural Wales.   At a time when those organisations against shooting are bombarding our politicians with misinformation,…

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