Following intervention from BASC, Defra has included scientific research as a licensable aspect of the new burning regulations in England.
Our wildlife-rich uplands are especially at risk of wildfires at this time of year says BASC's Gareth Dockerty.
The RSPB have used the recent wildfire in Northern Ireland's Mourne mountains as a platform to call for a ban on controlled burning.
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.