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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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  • Big Farmland Bird Count

    Big Farmland Bird Count

    Our second Big Farmland Bird Count has begun, and we’re urging all farmers and gamekeepers to take part to help determine how the UK’s farmland bird species are faring.

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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.

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  • Scottish Grand Draw 2014 winner

    Scottish Grand Draw 2014 winner

    We are delighted to announce that the lucky winner of this year's Scottish Grand Draw is Neil Yates from Tillingham with winning ticket number 16356.

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  • 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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