environment

Shooting and rural organisations call for transition away from lead ammunition

Leading shooting and rural organisations have today announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), British Game

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George Eustice named new DEFRA Secretary

In the latest cabinet reshuffle, George Eustice MP has been named as the new environment secretary. He replaces the outgoing Theresa Villiers as the head of DEFRA. BASC says the appointment of George Eustice MP signals the arrival of a

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‘Step up’ to new bill

A proposed new Environment Bill is set to enshrine international environmental principles from international agreements into law, as well as commitments made in the government’s 25-year environment plan. The Bill sets out goals to improve air and water quality, tackle

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SPONSORED: Collins Nets

Collins Nets are up next on our Best of British series. Over 30 years ago brothers Nick and Nigel Collins founded Collins Nets in West Bay, Dorset. Primarily making nets for fish farms & the Environment Agency across the UK.

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Countryside issues matter to Labour, BASC rural reception told

Shadow DEFRA minister David Drew MP told a rural reception at Labour’s autumn conference that uncertainty caused by Brexit risks damaging the British countryside.Speaking at the reception hosted by BASC and the Angling Trust at the conference in Brighton, he

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BASC urges members: “Have your say on general licences”

BASC is urging members to take part in a 12 week public survey launched today by environment secretary Theresa Villiers as part of a planned review of general licences to manage wild birds in England. Defra (the Department for Environment,

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Deer Initiative To Finish In 2020

Deer Initiative Ltd (DI Ltd), the executive arm of the Deer Initiative Partnership (DIP), is to cease operating at the end of the current financial year on 31 March 2020, after 24 years of service. The decision to close operations

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Product news (part 1)

Gun Trade News presents the first part of a round up of the latest product releases, from the British Shooting Show and further afield. Pro Eco Wad Eley Hawk has launched a fully biodegradable and dissolvable wad for steel cartridges

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Eley Hawk goes bio with new wads

Eley Hawk aims to boost the environmental credentials of shooters with its VIP steel shot cartridges with new dissolvable and degradable wads. Made with entirely organic, non-toxic materials, the new Pro Eco wad dissolves in 24 hours in water –

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Welsh U-Turn Sparks Fury

A recent letter by the Minister for Environment declaring that the Welsh Labour Government does not support shooting has led to consternation across the shooting community. MP Hannah Blythyn wrote to Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to inform the group that

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