Game and Wildlife Conservation APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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

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Recent Documents related to Game and Wildlife Conservation

1. Written evidence: Lead Ammunition Group (EB71)
04/11/2020 - Bill Documents

Found: concerning lead ammunition and its threats to wildlife, human health and the environment. In

2. Chairman of Natural England speaks at the Game Fair
27/07/2018 - Natural England
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Found: Chairman of Natural England speaks at the Game Fair - GOV.UK document

3. Recognition of work carried out by gamekeepers in conservation
14/01/2020 - Early Day Motions

Found: this House notes with gratitude the tremendous conservation that is carried out by gamekeepers; further

4. Review of gamebird releases on and around European protected sites
30/10/2020 - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- View source

Found: and the British Association of Shooting and Conservation . Natural England Evidence Review NEER016

5. MP_Financial_Information object (14640)
28/06/2021 - MP Financial Interests

Found: From 15 June 2021, a Trustee of the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. This is an unpaid role. (Registered

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Game and Wildlife Conservation

1. Trophy Hunting
15/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: past 50 years, implying that the annihilation of wildlife is an emergency that threatens civilisation itself - Speech Link
2: this—to separate the moral arguments from the conservation arguments. Morally, the issue is largely black - Speech Link
3: congratulate the hon. Gentleman for what he does on conservation work across the world. We are much indebted - Speech Link

2. Grouse Shooting
21/06/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: shooting is bad for people, the environment and wildlife. People; grouse shooting is economically insignificant - Speech Link
2: lots of wildlife, but that is not always the case. Coniferous woodland is almost devoid of wildlife. People - Speech Link
3: Wild Justice are absolutely passionate about conservation and are genuine in their concerns about the - Speech Link

3. Hare Coursing
01/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: I suspect that he is coming to the game laws. Section 4 of the Game Laws (Amendment) Act 1960 makes provision - Speech Link
2: Other hon. Members have made the point that the old game laws need to be reformed to increase fines and the - Speech Link
3: the Game Act 1831 includes two separate offences for trespassing during the day in search of game. Fines - Speech Link

4. Trophy Hunting Imports
02/10/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: endangered—even giraffes are affected. British big game hunters have travelled to every corner of the globe - Speech Link
2: times we are living in and the threat facing all wildlife demand a clear moral response. Things need to - Speech Link
3: institutions, such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the European Parliament and the convention - Speech Link

5. Trophy Hunting Imports Ban: Endangered Species
03/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: three key points. First, trophy hunting damages conservation efforts around the world; therefore, the Government’s - Speech Link
2: that well-managed trophy hunting can benefit conservation and support livelihoods. On the other, there - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Game and Wildlife Conservation
1. Wildlife: Conservation
asked by: John Hayes
30/03/2021
... (iv) dormice and other native species in the UK.

2. Wildlife: Conservation
asked by: Paul Farrelly
22/07/2019
... what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the creation of national recovery network maps to identify (a) the location of wildlife and (b) where wildlife should be in the future.

3. Wildlife: Conservation
asked by: Lord Jones of Cheltenham
14/02/2019
... and (d) pangolins.

4. Wildlife: Conservation
asked by: Lord Dodds of Duncairn
05/12/2018
... what discussions he has had with international (a) counterparts and (b) partners on tackling the reduction in the global wildlife population.

5. Wildlife: Nature Conservation
asked by: Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
19/10/2020
... in the forthcoming Environment Bill.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Earl of Caithness Portrait
Earl of Caithness
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 5th November 2019
Baroness Young of Old Scone Portrait
Baroness Young of Old Scone
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 10th October 2018
Philip Dunne Portrait
Philip Dunne
Officer
Conservative - Ludlow
Joined: 10th March 2021
Lord Colgrain Portrait
Lord Colgrain
Officer
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 10th March 2021
1 APPG Membership
Forestry and Tree Planting
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Robert Goodwill MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8268.

Email: robert.goodwill.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Henrietta Appleton, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Loddington House, Loddington, Leicestershire LE7 9XE. Tel: 01572 717 220

Email: appg@gwct.org.uk

Secretariat:

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.gwct.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.gwct.org.uk/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jan 2021
Source
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2021 To : 20/01/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
11 Jul 2019
Source
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2019 To : 10/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2018
Source
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2018 To : 10/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
11 Jul 2017
Source
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/07/2017 To : 10/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
30 Jun 2015
Source
Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Game and Wildlife Conservation APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nicholas Soames Portrait
Nicholas Soames
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Mid Sussex
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Angela Smith Portrait
Angela Smith
Deputy Chair
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Penistone and Stocksbridge
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Hoey Portrait
Baroness Hoey
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 28th April 2016
Departed: 29th August 2018
2 APPG Memberships
Commonwealth , Zimbabwe
Baroness Byford Portrait
Baroness Byford
Officer
Conservative - Retired on 5 May 2020
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Huw Irranca-Davies Portrait
Huw Irranca-Davies
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Ogmore
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 16th March 2016
No other APPG Memberships