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Could you be the next BVA Junior Vice President?
Nominations are open to all BVA member veterinary surgeons.

 
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) are accepting nominations for their next Junior Vice President (JVP).

BVA are looking for a veterinary surgeon who can represent “the voice of the veterinary profession” and who is a “strong and talented” member of the industry.

Working closely with the BVA chief executive and policy and media team, the role of JVP will involve representing BVA as well as using their own expertise to provide veterinary and political guidance.

Current BVA Junior Vice President, Daniella Dos Santos, while commenting on her post said: “I can honestly say it is the best decision I have made, and it has so far been the highlight of my career”.

 BVA members who are interested in applying for, or nominating a fellow BVA member with their consent to become part of the officer team, can find out more here.



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Report: A third of Welsh birds are in decline

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 A report by RSPB Cymru and partnering ornithology organisations has revealed that a third of bird species in Wales are in significant decline.

90 per cent of Wales is farmed and there is now pressure to implement new land management policies that will aid in nature restoration.

Patrick Lindley, Maritime Ornithologist for Natural Resources Wales, commented: “The problems that confront UK birds, whether they are breeding or non-breeding, are pressure and threats that confront entire ecosystems.

“Birds are a great indicator to the health of our environment. The continued population declines of birds of farmed, woodland and upland habitats suggest there are large geographic themes that are having a detrimental impact.”  

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British sheep meat to be exported to India in new agreement

The UK government has secured a new export deal of sheep meat to India.

In 2017, UK sheep meat exports were worth £386 million. This new agreement is predicted to increase this value by £6 million over the next five years.

With a range of meat cuts due to be exported, the deal is seen by international trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, as “another vote of confidence in our world-leading food and drink”.