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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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  • Remote consultancy services

    Remote consultancy services

    Due to coronavirus restricting Advisory staff from visiting clients at a critical time of year, we would like to let you know about our remote assistance services.

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  • Latest on AIHTS

    Latest on AIHTS

    The Agreement on International Humane Trapping Standards is coming into force. Find out what it means for the trap-using community and how to stay within the law.

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  • 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.

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  • Code of Good Shooting Practice

    Code of Good Shooting Practice

    The Code of Good Shooting Practice sets out the best practice in game conservation, shoot management and the behaviour of participants.

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  • 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.

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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.

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