Leading countryside organisations have today (Friday October 9) urged the Government to support a new blueprint for the shooting sector which aims to deliver a ‘game changing’ benefit for the environment.
The guidelines provide the most comprehensive framework to date for the creation, management and restoration of habitat for wildlife.
The blueprint has been adopted by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, the Countryside Alliance, the Moorland Association, the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation, the British Game Alliance, the Country Land and Business Association and the Game Farmers’ Association, representing thousands of members of the shooting community.
The ‘Principles of Sustainable Gamebird Management’ have been developed by scientists at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and are designed to complement the Government’s 25-year environmental plan.
The countryside organisations have today written to the Environment Secretary George Eustice urging the Government to endorse the guidelines which provide a framework for the future of shooting.
The GWCT’s Principle of Gamebird Management in the UK are available here
Posted on: 09 October 2020