Debate the conservation effects of country sports and hear what the antis are saying about your sport

 Take your chance to debate the impact of country sports on the countryside. The World Land Trust (WLT) will hold its second public meeting with conservationists including Chris Packham, Bill Oddie, Mark Avery, and Andrew Gilruth at the Royal Society of London on 2 September 2014. “An open debate about the impact of sport hunting on wildlife and conservation is long overdue and it is time for arguments for and against hunting to be exposed to public scrutiny,” said John Burton, WLT Chief Executive.

Chris Packham

Chris Packham

The World Land Trust describes itself as “an international conservation charity, which protects the world’s most biologically important and threatened habitats.” Founded in 1989, it has funded partner organizations around the world to “protect and sustainably manage the natural ecosystems of the world.” The event also provides the opportunity for members of the hunting and shooting community to show support for their sport and its importance to conservation.

Speakers in favour of the conservation benefits of game management are:

  • James Barrington animal welfare consultant, a former hunt saboteur and Executive Director of the League Against Cruel Sports
  • Andrew Gilruth, Director of Membership and Communications at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Speaking against the conservation benefits of game management are:

  • Chris Packham, a patron of the Woodland Trust
  • Bill Oddie a WLT ambassador and council member
  • Garry Marvin, a social anthropologist and Professor of Human-Animal Studies at the University of Roehampton
  • Mark Avery, formerly of the RSPB
  • John Burton, Chief Executive of World Land Trust.

John Burton “looks forward to discussing what actions can be taken to end this controversial, but seriously damaging practice [of hunting].”

Tickets from £20.

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Telephone: 101896 874422



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