BASC in the Press

Minister ‘appalled’ by widespread gamekeeper abuse

A Scottish Government Minister has condemned “the abuse and unfair harassment” of gamekeepers and their families in Scotland, after research commissioned by the government showed that almost two thirds had experienced abusive behaviour.

Natural England plans to reform SSSI monitoring

The conservation regulator Natural England has put forward plans to adopt tougher monitoring proposals to reverse nature’s decline in sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs), in line with the approach taken in Scotland.

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