Update on Snares Order (NI) 2015

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Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) welcomes the NI Assembly’s DAERA Committee’s decision to approve the Snares Order.

The new Code of Practice that will be included with the Snares order was drafted by the Northern Ireland Snaring Working Group of which CAI was an active member.

The aim of the working group was to ensure that the Code of Practice was fit for purpose and ensured that workable solutions were included that would significantly increase animal welfare standards.

Speaking after the Committee’s decision, Lyall Plant, Chief Executive of CAI said: “Snaring is an emotive issue. However, they are a necessary tool within the toolbox for effective countryside management and allow landowners and managers to help stop predation of ground nesting birds such as curlew and lapwing.”

It is anticipated that the Snares Order will be brought before the NI Assembly in the New Year.

Casting for Recovery 2017 – Republic of Ireland Retreat

The Casting for Recovery schedule for 2017 has now been confirmed and the first two retreats are now open to applications.

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a flagship project of The Countryside Alliance Foundation, a charity dedicated to increasing access to our countryside and helping as many people as possible appreciate the beauty and possibilities of the countryside of the UK and Ireland.

Casting for Recovery provides an opportunity for women whose lives have been profoundly affected by breast cancer to gather on an all-expenses paid retreat at a stunning venue to learn the beautiful art of fly fishing.

Just as importantly, the retreats offer an opportunity to meet new friends, share stories, support others and, crucially, have fun.

The second retreat of 2017 will be held at the beautiful Mount Falcon Estate in County Mayo from 21-23 April 2017.

For more information or to apply - www.castingforrecovery.org.uk/events/mount-falcon-estate-co-mayo-april-2017