Our mission statement on wildlife management
The Facts of Rural Life on the need for better wildlife management was launched on June 23, 2015 at Westminster to a select group of politicians, journalists and wild life experts. The book was warmly endorsed in a short address by Sir Nicholas Soames MP and Kate Hoey MP
The book by Charlie Pye-Smith makes the case for better wildlife management. It draws on extensive research in the field and interviews with scientists, farmers, conservationists, vets, gamekeepers, huntsmen and others involved in the study and management of wildlife, and it addresses many of the crucial conservation controversies of our time. It also exposes the consequences of ill-thought through legislation. It provides a valuable resource for politicians, the media and anyone genuinely concerned about conservation, animal welfare and the future of Britain's countryside.
As a follow up to The Facts of Rural Life, VAWM is holding a wildlife management day at Portcullis house, Westminster at the end of March 2018 at which representatives from a number of organisations involved in countryside management have been invited to exhibit and speak.