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e-Newsletter May 2011

It’s a busy time of year for nesting birds, and the BMC works hard to give them space to nest whilst minimising access restrictions. Make sure you know your legal responsibilities and what you should do to avoid disturbing our feathered friends.

We’ve just held another successful International Meet in North Wales, and in the coming months we’ll be looking to the newly elected Welsh Government to confirm its support for access and conservation, and to recognise the social, cultural and economic benefits of outdoor recreation.

Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO

Latest BMC News
Outdoor experts speak up for forest access
Nine organisations, representing a broad range of people who care about and enjoy the great outdoors, have today (10th May) issued a statement to the Chair of the Independent Panel on Forestry, Bishop of Liverpool James Jones, expressing their concerns and hopes for the future of public access to all our forests and woodland.
Nesting birds: advice for climbers
The 2012 bird nesting restrictions are now in place on many crags. But why do we have nesting restrictions and how do you find out about what crags are affected? BMC Access Officer Rob Dyer takes a look.
BMC calls on new Welsh Government
Following this month’s Welsh Assembly elections, won by the Welsh Labour Party, the BMC will be seeking continued commitment from the Welsh Government to support access and conservation in the countryside, and to recognise the social, cultural and economic benefits of outdoor recreation.
Horseshoe Quarry conservation given credit
The BMC's work to protect and improve wildlife habitats at the BMC owned and managed site Horseshoe Quarry in the Peak District has received recognition from Natural England.
The Red Tape Challenge
This month, the Government has set a clear aim: to leave office having reduced the overall burden of regulation on businesses, including a review of some of our most important pieces of environmental legislation.
The unmissable event for student clubs!
The BMC Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar is a must if you're involved in running a student climbing, hill walking or mountaineering club.
Young people’s introduction to the Lake District
A group of young people recently completed their first walks in the Lake District, while participating in the National Navigation Award Scheme. Two of the group, Marco Petrillo and Rizwan Ali, report on their experiences.
BMC International Meet 2011report
The BMC International Meet was a great success despite the ‘Mordor’ like conditions of Llanberis Pass!
What's new in the BMC online shop - April
Check out the latest additions to the shop, including a new British Mountain map and some special offers for spring getaway destinations.
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