BASC encourages all shooters to take part in a public opinion survey on EU legislation designed to protect nature. Please spare a few minutes of your time to show the citizens of the EU that shooters support nature.
A majority of the UK’s newly elected MEPs have pledged their support for shooting after being contacted by members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
A motion which could have seen a European ban on the use of decoy birds in live-catch traps, such as the Larsen trap commonly used for magpies, has been defeated in the European parliament.
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.
The Bracken Control Group has secured an exemption from EU regulations to allow asulam to be sold and used in the UK in 2014.
The latest census data for the Greenland white-fronted goose has been published, based on counts made by wildfowlers and other birdwatchers at its wintering sites in Ireland and Britain. Birds were found at two sites in Wales.
BASC's response to a Defra consultation has put shooting and conservation on the agenda in discussions about how the subsidies for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will be spent in England.
A Welsh Government consultation has taken place on CAP implementation in Wales and BASC’s response’s to the consultation was submitted on 26th November.
Greenland white-fronted geese have arrived back at the Dyfi estuary, their main wintering ground in Wales. Local wildfowlers first spotted the geese on the estuary on the 25th October. Since the 1970s wildfowling clubs on the estuary have been protecting the geese with an effective voluntary moratorium on shooting.