“Scaring pigeons” proposal threatens crop protection

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).

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BASC steps in to publish 2014 general licences for Wales

The 2014 general licences for Wales, which give legal authority for the control of pest bird species such as pigeons and crows, have been published by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) after technical problems delayed their publication by Natural Resources Wales.

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Shooting protects threatened habitats

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.

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