The British Deer Society (BDS) welcomed some new faces to its Board in April during its 50th anniversary AGM held at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire.
Chairman of the BDS’s East Anglian branch, Nick Rout and Sussex-based PR consultant Selena Barr were elected as Trustee Directors (TD) and Wiltshire-based Roddy Ando was re-elected.
Nick said he was delighted to have been elected. “I have been a member of the BDS for about a decade as well as being an active deer stalker. I hope to be able to assist the BDS in planning for its future and more importantly deer.”
Selena has been volunteering as a media adviser for the BDS for the past six months. Selena’s primary remit as a TD will be to help the charity engage with younger members and reach a wider audience. She commented: “Ever since taking my DSC1 with the BDS I have been fascinated by Britain’s six species of wild deer. As a devoted deerstalker I take a keen interest in their management and how the public perceives them. All too often deer are the subject of sensationalist tabloid headlines, and it is one of the BDS’s jobs to educate journalists and ensure only facts are printed. The BDS is the premier organisation promoting deer welfare and I feel honoured to be a part of it.”
For more information, visit www.bds.org.uk.