NGO Blog

Welcome to the new NGO Blog!

This is the place to find out what is going on in the NGO and in gamekeeping and to get involved. All posts are moderated by the NGO before appearing. Material deemed unsuitable will be excluded. NGO Members can also use the NGO Discussion Forum in the members-only area of this website.

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Fairness In Licensing

Reaction is coming in to the news that the NGO is giving its full backing to a gamekeeper member who is taking Natural England to court over failing to grant him a buzzard control licence to prevent serious damage to his birds, and thus to safeguard his livelihood. It is already clear that many in the countryside are delighted to see the fight being taken to the bureaucrats, who are widely regarded as meddlesome and overly-restrictive: part of the problem when it comes to wildlife management, rather than part of the solution. Other commentators, mostly ...read more

Posted by: Tim Weston / 26 November 2014 at 14:56 / Comment

A good result for Pest Control

There have been many lengthy discussions on the use of Second Generation Rat Bait (SGARS) in outdoor areas and we are pleased to confirm that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have now agreed a positive way forward. They will allow the Government Oversight Group, which includes the NGO, CRRU, SGA along with others, to develop a best practice 'stewardship' plan, to include adequate training for those who need to use SGARs in open areas. This is extremely good news and now the group will now work on developing the training programmes for users of SGARs. The training ...read more

Posted by: Sarah Read / 11 November 2014 at 16:26 / Comment