Our positions on many issues relating to conservation and rural life.

  • Our view on badgers and Bovine TB

    Our position on badgers and bovine TB, including vaccination and culling.

  • Our position on shooting

    Our position on shooting at our properties, including the decision to end the let shoot at Polesden Lacey in Surrey.

  • Our position on: Field sports

    We allow field sports to take place on our property where traditionally practised, providing they are within the law and are compatible with the Trust's purposes, which include public access and the protection of rare animals and birds and fragile habitats.

  • Our position on wind energy

    Our current view on the construction and location of wind energy facilities.

  • Our position on Common Agricultural Policy

    Learn more about our position on Common Agricultural Policy.

  • Our position on tenancies

    The Trust owns more than 5,000 houses and cottages, the majority of which are are let to private individuals as their place of residence. Read our statement on tenancies.

  • Our view on fracking

    We have a presumption against fracking on our land because natural gas is a fossil gas. The mining process also gives rise to potential environmental and landscape impacts.