The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation (NGO) has launched a series of inspiring films that are freely available on YouTube and showcase the environmental, economic and conservation benefits that arise from shooting sports
NGO Chairman, Liam Bell explains the significance of these films, “We are thrilled by the positive response that we have received so far to our films, which went live this week. Few people outside the sporting community truly appreciate or understand what we do but these films really help to give vital insight on the many conservation benefits of game management.”
The NGO is releasing a new film every two weeks on YouTube and these will each showcase a wide variety of different topics, including interviews with a range of well-known experts in their field.
Many of the films are produced in partnership with other conservation bodies such as the British Deer Society, The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, the NGO Educational Trust as well as BTO bird ringers, Bright Seeds and more.
These fascinating and educational films cover topics such as: What is a gamekeeper; The history of rabbits, Where is venison from; Peatland Restoration; Why predator control is important; Pheasant cooking; Gun dogs; Woodland management; Heather burning; Birds of prey; Is conservation too cruel? Plus many more besides.
Tim Weston and John Clarke, Development Officers with the NGO have been driving this important initiative since the NGO’s very successful stand at the BBC’s Countryfile Live show last year, where a much broader audience showed genuine interest in the work of gamekeepers.
Tim Weston said, “The NGO has travelled the length and breadth of Britain to produce these inspiring films with TGS Outdoors. We believe they bring out the very best elements of keepering and will help to inform a much wider audience on the importance of what we do and why. We would now encourage all our supporters to share these films via social media to all their non-shooting friends as much as possible. We have a great story to tell about game management, particularly how this benefits the economy, and the wider UK countryside. It would be fantastic if the shooting community could now get behind our initiative by helping to spread the word by sharing our YouTube channel link.”
To watch the first films that were launched this week, please follow this link: