traps

Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Trap interference: BASC study launched

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation has initiated a year-long study into the extend on unauthorised interference with legal traps and snares. The study, which will be carried out in Scotland with the agreement of land managers, aims to

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