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Who we are and what we stand for

We are a leading UK charity conducting conservation science to enhance the British countryside for public benefit. For over 80 years we have been researching and developing game and wildlife management techniques. We use our research to provide training and advice on how best to improve the biodiversity of the countryside.

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  • Bird flu

    Bird flu

    The GWCT has issued an advisory statement on control measures surrounding the recent case of avian flu discovered in Yorkshire.

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  • 2014 Christmas cards

    2014 Christmas cards

    This year's Christmas cards are now in stock and available to order from our online shop, featuring art from a range of talented wildlife artists.

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  • 2015 student placements

    2015 student placements

    Applications are open for sandwich placements with the GWCT in the 2015/16 academic year.

    Apply now
  • Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan

    Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan

    We are calling on Defra to publish the Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan. The six-point package was drafted last year to get more hen harriers nesting successful in England.

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  • Predator Control Appeal

    Predator Control Appeal

    We are raising funds for new science on the impact of predators on game and farmland birds. The authorities need robust, dependable evidence for their policy decisions.

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  • Natural England licensing consultation

    Natural England licensing consultation

    Having asked our members to comment on our draft response to Natural England's proposed changes to General Licences we have now submitted our response.

    Read our response

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