The Secretary of State for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs paid tribute to BASC and the importance of shooting at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
PEOPLE who shoot in the North West of England have an opportunity to help tackle a population crisis involving a declining migratory bird which favours upland areas.
BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme is to be expanded across Wales with the help of a grant of £137,000 from Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
Half a million hectares of woodland and 100,000 hectares of copses are actively managed by game shoots in the UK. 430,000 people shoot game and 97% of shot game goes into the food chain. Just some of the facts in a new Game Shooting infographic from BASC
Policies contained in the Green Party manifesto would inflict severe damage to conservation while wiping £2 billion from the economy every year, causing chaos in the countryside
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.
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.
A major project to protect a threatened population of water voles has been completed thanks to close co-operation between the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
BASC members are being asked to use a revolutionary online mapping system to record the arrival of migratory species such as woodcock and wigeon. The information will help to build up a valuable picture of different species and the environment. Woodcock are wading birds which typically rest in woodland during Read more…