BASC is building cross-party support and working in partnership with Countryside Alliance Ireland and Gun Trade Guild NI to improve firearms law for the province’s shooters.
BASC is reviewing draft guidance that will be used to create marine conservation zones (MCZ) in Northern Ireland over the next two years.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.
Scottish Natural Heritage has made last minute changes to the Scottish general licenses that will take effect from 1st January 2014. BASC is challenging the process and one of the decisions.
BASC has submitted ideas to the Welsh Government on how to make best use of a £6 million nature fund to help manage land and water to benefit nature, create new job opportunities and support communities in Wales.
The Bracken Control Group has secured an exemption from EU regulations to allow asulam to be sold and used in the UK in 2014.