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  • London talk raises thousands for woodcock research

    London talk raises thousands for woodcock research

    Over £21,000 was raised for wildlife research at a packed event organised by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in London this March. The proceeds will go towards funding groundbreaking research into the woodcock, one of the UK's most inscrutable game birds.

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  • Marlborough Downs Project lifts the spirit of local RDA and Help for Heroes carriage drivers

    Marlborough Downs Project lifts the spirit of local RDA and Help for Heroes carriage drivers

    The Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Area (MDNIA) is a unique farmer-led project that forms part of a government initiative launched in 2012. Involving over 40 farms and encompassing an area of over 25,000 acres of Wiltshire farmland, the project aim is to create joined-up habitats and initiatives that will boost wildlife as well as encouraging community involvement from local people.

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  • Bird survey shows half-million acres of farmland is dedicated to wildlife

    Bird survey shows half-million acres of farmland is dedicated to wildlife

    Despite it being the wettest winter since records began more than 500 farmers, covering nearly half-million acres of UK farmland, rose to the challenge of taking part in the first year of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count in February. 

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  • ‘Best practice’ training on predator control from the GWCT

    ‘Best practice’ training on predator control from the GWCT

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is to hold two predation control courses in West Yorkshire on Wednesday 23 April.
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  • Politicians told we need to eat more peas for bees

    Politicians told we need to eat more peas for bees

    Two leading scientists recently expressed their concerns to a cross-party group of politicians that although bees are the focus of most attention, other important pollinating insects, such as hoverflies are in an equally perilous state and need help.

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  • Smith & Williamson sponsors pioneering woodcock research

    Smith & Williamson sponsors pioneering woodcock research

    The Landed Estates team at accountancy and investment management group, Smith & Williamson, is sponsoring the satellite tracking of a woodcock to aid pioneering research into the migratory and breeding patterns of this elusive, nocturnal bird.

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  • Celebrity chef cooks up a feast for wildlife charity

    Celebrity chef cooks up a feast for wildlife charity

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) a leading research charity, has organised a unique fund-raising event in Fulham that involves a special butchery demonstration of a roe deer followed by a delicious dinner created especially for the evening by celebrated TV game chef Mike Robinson.

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  • UK and USA put their might behind elusive woodcock research

    UK and USA put their might behind elusive woodcock research

    A rare opportunity to hear a fascinating talk on the ground-breaking research that is being carried out by UK as well as American researchers on the mysterious woodcock - one of our most elusive birds, is taking place on Tuesday 25th March at the RAF Club in Piccadilly, London.

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  • Woodcock brought to light in Gloucestershire

    Woodcock brought to light in Gloucestershire

    The woodcock is one of the UK's most elusive bird species but now wildlife researchers are beginning to unravel its mysteries. Using satellite tracking technology, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is finally shedding a welcome light on the habits and behaviour of this secretive but much-loved wader bird.

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  • Cambridgeshire Committee Spring Newsletter

    Cambridgeshire Committee Spring Newsletter

    The GWCT's Cambridgeshire Committee has released its spring newsletter, celebrating its achievement of raising £20,000 in support of the Trust's work in 2013 and promoting some of its upcoming events as it aims to do even better in 2014.

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