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Bird flu – reduced risk to wild birds in England

10th May 2024

In the last couple of weeks, the risk of wild birds in England contracting Avian Influenza was reduced from ‘medium’  to ‘low’.

We understand that Defra is reviewing GL45 and may issue an update in due course. For the moment the current GL45 licence is in operation for all shoots planning to release pheasant or partridge.

We will update members as and when we are informed of any change.

Please visit Defra’s web site for any further information


Did You Know?

75% of Europe’s remaining upland heather moorland is found in the UK – but this area declined alarmingly over the latter part of the last century. The Moorland Association was set up in 1986 to coordinate the efforts of moorland owners and managers to halt this loss, particularly in England and Wales.

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