Imposing an unnecessary licensing system on grouse moors would produce unintended consequences which would impact on biodiversity, conservation and rural upland economies. The findings are contained in a paper released by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
As the 2014 grouse season closes on the 10th December, the value of grouse shooting and the benefit it brings for the economy and the environment are highlighted in an infographic being sent to MPs by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Moorland Association.
BASC’s chief executive Richard Ali has addressed the national conference on uplands management, emphasising the UK’s unique uplands and the important role wildlife management and shooting will continue to play in their future. He said not only was shooting a part of the heritage of the uplands; it is part of its innovative future.