GWCT Premium Membership includes insurance and exclusive benefits

Join Here >

Support our vital game and wildlife conservation work.

Donate >
About Us

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.

Learn more

  • Management and mountain hares

    Management and mountain hares

    A new paper finds that the benefits to Scottish mountain hares from habitat management and predator control appear to outweigh the effect of shooting or hare control.

    Read more
  • Latest science in plain English

    Latest science in plain English

    Read our plain English summaries of our latest published scientific reports, distilling the conservation research into digestible features.

    Read more
  • Latest on AIHTS

    Latest on AIHTS

    Defra has confirmed how implementation of AIHTS will be carried out and set a deadline for withdrawal of stoat traps that have not met the required humaneness tests.

    Read more
  • Martin Down Farmer Cluster

    Martin Down Farmer Cluster

    Find out how this ‘supercluster’ has over 200 square kilometres of farms united to protect and enhance the iconic and threatened wildlife of Martin Down.

    Read more
  • Code of Good Shooting Practice

    Code of Good Shooting Practice

    The Code of Good Shooting Practice has been updated for 2017, setting out the best practice in game conservation, shoot management and the behaviour of participants.

    Read more
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group

    All-Party Parliamentary Group

    The All-Party Parliamentary Game and Wildlife Conservation Group invites MPs and members of the House of Lords for discussions aimed at helping them navigate topical rural subjects.

    Read more

Buy books, clothing, Christmas cards and much more in the GWCT Shop. Proceeds help support the work of the Trust.

Find out about the great work being done north of the border by GWCT Scotland.

GWCT Wales is raising awareness of conservation and game management in the country.

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to provide you with a better online experience. If you continue to use our site without changing your browser settings, we'll assume you are happy to receive cookies. Please read our cookie policy for more information.

Do not show this message again