Conservation grants provide funding for habitat creation, improvement and management. Funding is provided by the European Union and each country in the UK has interpreted and implemented European legislation differently. Since 1 January 2015 there are new European Union funds and new rules apply.
Countryside Stewardship helps to improve flood management, landscape character, genetic conservation and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
In November 2017 a number of new streamlined Countryside Stewardship options were announced.
The Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland. The existing grant scheme, the Northern Ireland Countryside Management Scheme (NICMS) is closed to applications.
Publications and video’s on sustainable ammunition.
Lowland Game Shooting Study Biodiversity on lowland farm landscapes has been in decline since before the middle of the last century, largely as a result
Green Shoots in Northern Ireland Protecting the red squirrel BASC NI is concerned that the native red squirrel is in decline across Northern Ireland, and