“Shooting’s contribution to conservation can sometimes be conveniently overlooked, but it is significant.”
Work to improve and protect riverbanks and vegetation on sea trout spawning grounds has been carried out by a local shoot on the Llyn Peninsula in Wales through BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme, supported by Natural Resources Wales.
A range of online information resources for people to use as a PR toolkit to highlight the value of shooting and its role in the UK has been published by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
More than 1,000 individuals and shoots are now using BASC’s interactive online Green Shoots Mapping system which allows people to make bespoke maps of their shooting grounds and to record species and habitat information which feeds into BASC’s Green Shoots Programme.
Two new research white papers have been published offering policy recommendations to enhance the important work carried out as part of land management for shooting. The papers have been produced by BASC.
A distribution map of BASC’s membership of more than 140,000 shows people who take part in shooting sports live in city, town, coast and countryside and dispels any myth about shooting being solely a rural issue. BASC, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, is the UK’s largest shooting organisation. Read more…
The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), starts 2015 in a strong position to continue to promote and defend shooting with the announcement that its membership has risen to more than 140,000.
As the 2014 grouse season closes on the 10th December, the value of grouse shooting and the benefit it brings for the economy and the environment are highlighted in an infographic being sent to MPs by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Moorland Association.
Government proposals to increase the fee for the grant of a shotgun certificate from £50 to £79.50 with proportionate increases in other licensing fees have been welcomed as fair by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). If agreed these will be the first increases in fees for 13 years.