BASC has corrected references which described shooting as a high threat to UK forests in a major report to the European Commission. The intention was to describe deer grazing, browsing and trampling as a significant problem, not shooting. BASC’s amendments were adopted and the UK report has been revised, submitted and published.
Water voles, which are in serious decline in many parts of Britain, have made a surprising comeback in Somerset and Dorset as shown in a major conservation survey by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
As national figures show a 22 per cent decline in water vole numbers, a new population has been found on the River Winniford in Dorset by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
The chair and chief executive from Natural England, the public body responsible for protecting and improving the natural environment BASC to discuss conservation programmes and explore opportunities for working together.
Ways to develop shooting’s contribution to conservation and the environment in Wales have been discussed at a meeting between Natural Resources Wales, the new environment body for Wales, and BASC.