Duck conservation lesson for young cubs and scouts
More than 20 cubs and scouts have received a hands-on lesson in duck conservation, thanks to BASC.
Dan Reynolds, the shooting organisation’s south-east director, spoke to youngsters about habitat restoration and the role that wildfowlers play at the recent event in north London.
He explained how nest tubes increase the nesting success of mallard ducks before the youngsters had a go at making tubes themselves, which will be put to good use by Basc-affiliated clubs in south-east England ready for the 2018 nesting season.
Mr Reynolds said: “This is a great way of engaging youngsters with the positive role that fieldsports play in conservation. They are able to play their part in conservation in a tangible way. We will continue to update the groups on the success of their nesting tubes, and hope that some of them will join us to replenish nesting materials next spring.”
Conservation lesson: the youngsters made their own nesting tubes