General licence chaos cost BASC respondents £29 million, new infographic reveals

The financial losses reported to BASC following Natural England’s revocation of general licences in England was estimated to be around £29 million, a new infographic by BASC highlights.

More than 29,000 people responded to an online survey set up by BASC to gather evidence in just four days. Of those, 81 per cent reported financial or economic loss.

The infographic shows that respondents spent 3.4 million days annually controlling pest birds under the general licences.

Ninety-nine per cent of respondents reported damage, loss or risk.

The survey fed into BASC’s official response to Defra.

The infographic can be seen and shared from here:

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