All-Party Parliamentary Group on Game and Wildlife Conservation

Alastair Leake addressing conferenceThe first APPG was held in December 2010 when, in partnership with the CLA, we presented “Common-sense Conservation” at Westminster. The APPGs are valuable in that they are a forum that allows us regular direct access to politicians.

Held at Westminster about three times a year, MPs from all parties and members of the House of Lords are invited to meet us, often supported by other industry and media representatives, for discussions and presentations aimed at helping them navigate some topical and sometimes controversial rural subjects. Their opinion and influence in Parliament and into policy can therefore be driven by science. It is also an opportunity to deliver our latest research findings and inform them of current projects.

Our formal purpose is defined and agreed as:

“To provide a forum for discussion of science-based wildlife conservation policies in the countryside.”

The GWCT provides the secretariat for the group (to contact us please email and the officers of the APPG are elected on an annual basis.


  • Rt Hon Sir Robert Goodwill MP

Vice Chairs & Officers

  • The Rt Hon the Earl of Caithness
  • The Baroness Young of Old Scone
  • Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP


To comply with the new APPG rules we confirm that our APPG has at least 20 members. A copy of the list can be requested by emailing

Next meeting

  • TBC

Previous meetings (current parliament)

Meetings in previous parliaments

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either house or its committees. All-party parliamentary groups are informal groups of members of both houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.