The protection of growing crops from the UK’s number one agricultural pest – the woodpigeon – would be severely damaged by a proposal put forward by Natural England according to the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
BASC has responded to a consultation on how marine conservation zones (MCZ) will be created and managed in Northern Ireland over the next two years. The consultation was issued by the Department of Environment and ended on 31st January 2014.
BASC is reviewing strategic targets proposed by government to help halt biodiversity loss in Northern Ireland.
BASC is reviewing proposals to exclude dogs at certain times from land owned or managed by Coleraine Borough Council in Northern Ireland.
BASC is reviewing draft guidance that will be used to create marine conservation zones (MCZ) in Northern Ireland over the next two years. A consultation on the guidance closes on 31st January. BASC welcomes any advice or comments people might have on the consultation.
BASC is reviewing a national report on how the UK has managed nature conservation under the terms of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and welcomes any advice or comments people might have on the consultation.
BASC has responded to a consultation that will be used to develop Natural Resources Wales strategic work over the next three years. BASC has proposed working with the public body to help promote healthy quarry populations and habitats and to encourage access to shooting opportunities in Wales.
The Scottish Government is consulting on the introduction of compulsory microchipping of all dogs in Scotland. The consultation also seeks views on the re-introduction of a dog licensing system and the muzzling of all dogs when in public places. Lastly, suggestions are invited on legislative or other measures that might reduce dog fouling.
BASC has responded to a Defra consultation on how the plastic bag charge in England will work, calling for funds to be used for conservation.