Green Shoots

Northern Ireland shooting land supports wading birds

Land in Northern Ireland that is for shooting has been shown to provide vital habitat for wading bird populations. Recent results of a study comparing data from 1987, 1999 and 2013 show major declines in curlew, lapwing and snipe in

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Conservation projects not spending fast enough

The Landfill Communities Fund could be altering how it allocates funding as the government is considering new proposals for change, which could threaten biodiversity projects. The consultation, which closed yesterday (10 June), centred on proposed reforms submitted by HMRC, the Treasury and various environmental and

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NRW grant for water vole conservation

Natural Resources Wales has donated £137,000 to BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme to recover the endangered water vole and red squirrel in Wales. The Green Shoots programme will aim to create and support a network of people working together to

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Green Shoots presented to Welsh Assembly

An example of the benefits which shooting brings to conservation has been recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government. The BASC Green Shoots mapping program has received acknowledgement in the Welsh parliament. The National Assembly for Wales’s Environment and Sustainability Committee

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On the Watch for Woodcock

Members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation have been asked to log sightings of woodcock and wigeon using an online mapping programme that will help build up a picture of how migratory species use the environment. Over 600

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