Our response to latest Wild Justice campaign

Wild Justice have launched a legal challenge requiring the Government to assess the environmental impact of releasing pheasants and partridges into the countryside.

Teresa Dent CBE, chief executive of GWCT, has said in response:

“The GWCT has carried out detailed research (such as this study) that measured the effects of released pheasants and red-legged partridges on other wildlife and wildlife habitats.

Our aims were to provide a science-based approach to quantifying any negative effects of gamebird releasing and to develop solutions where these effects might occur.

We found that the releasing of lowland gamebirds can be done in a way that minimises or avoids negative effects on habitats and other wildlife, and maximises the potential of management practices associated with releasing to deliver broader biodiversity benefit.

These findings are published in our Guidelines for Sustainable Gamebird Releasing, and are enshrined in The Code of Good Shooting Practice.”

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Wild Justice

at 15:32 on 23/07/2019 by Paul White

The only way to stop this concerted attack on management of the countryside, and shooting in particular, is to put forward reasoned and scientific evidence. This is being done amiably by GWCT and so I donate willingly and with thanks! P White

WJ/Game Birds

at 11:54 on 23/07/2019 by Malcolm Burke

Game shooting will always be the ultimate target of WJ/CP, et al and after the NE GL fiasco was largely quashed then another probe was inevitable, this time more direct. Thanks to GWCT and all the involved organisations for continuing to parry these attacks, which I fear will not abate in the near future. Well done and keep up the good work.

Wild justice

at 11:20 on 23/07/2019 by Tudor Cowley

The emotional rhetoric of Packham and his cohorts needs to be subject to scrutiny in a balanced approach but in a way that obtains as much media attention as they are able to achieve . When dealing with media personalities outright confrontation rarely succeeds and an open communicative approach is needed together with a simple strategy of factual statements to enlighten the public ie shooting improves biodiversity . T Cowley

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