BASC enhances conservation credentials

071BASC is launching a new and independent conservation charity.

The Conservation Trust (Marford Mill) will be able to access new funding sources for conservation projects.

Currently in the UK, two million hectares of land are positively managed for conservation because of shooting.

As well as this, shoot providers spend £250 million and shooters devote 2.7 million work days to conservation projects around the country.

Tim Russell, BASC director of conservation, said: “BASC’s Green Shoots conservation programme, which works with other organisations such as local wildlife trusts, demonstrates the important contribution that shooting makes to improving the status of a wide range of habitats and species.

“To develop specific projects for the Green Shoots programme, BASC wishes to bid for tens of thousands of pounds made available from landfill tax.

“To do this, just over 10 per cent of a project’s cost must come from an independent source. The Conservation Trust (Marford Mill) can become this source.”

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