In a new series of cross-party political meetings, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) met Philip Dunne MP to discuss a range of ongoing conservation projects, including an update on the association’s birdbox education project.
The meeting, which was hosted at Walcott Hall, in Philip’s Ludlow constituency, focused on the importance of education and the aims behind the birdbox project and culminated in Philip helping to put one up within the grounds.
BASC’s project aims to connect more young people with wildlife by helping them put up their own birdboxes and watching the fantastic results. Over the summer period BASC has visited several schools around the country in order to put up birdboxes and teach the children about the types of birds that will potentially call the box their home.
Further discussions centered around the other conservation work that BASC is doing in the Central region and commending the Walcott Hall team for conserving the hall for wildlife and future generations.
Jak Abrahams, BASC Political Affairs Manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for MPs from across the political spectrum to come together and do something really positive for conservation. I am delighted that Philip has joined us to place a birdbox in the magnificent grounds of Walcott Hall.”
Philip Dunne, MP for Ludlow, said: “Conservation plays an absolutely vital role in ensuring we maximise the opportunities for the natural world to flourish and if we didn’t, we would see the continuing decline of species right across the world but also surprisingly in this country. I thank BASC for donating this birdbox and I look forward to working with them in the future. ”