The NGO is deeply concerned about the decision by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to ban shooting on public land.
The National Gamekeepers Organisation is deeply concerned about the decision by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to ban shooting on public land. This could have long-lasting and detrimental impacts both economically and environmentally for Wales in the future.
A spokesman for the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation said, “The NGO utterly condemns the shock decision by NRW to ban shooting on Government land in Wales. It flies in the face of evidence which we and others presented and will have adverse effects on wildlife management and conservation.”
The NGO are making a full assessment of its implications and will be issuing further advice in due course.
Notes to Editors:
The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation: The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) represents the gamekeepers of England and Wales. The NGO defends and promotes gamekeeping and gamekeepers and works to ensure high standards throughout the profession. The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that keepering was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. Today, there are 13,000 members of the National Gamekeepers’ Organisation. www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk