Press Releases - August 2013

  • GWCT Spartans race to raise funds for wildlife research

    GWCT Spartans race to raise funds for wildlife research

    Almost a dozen teams from leading research charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) will be competing in this year’s world famous Spartan race taking place at the West Midlands Water Ski Centre in Warwickshire on Sunday 22 September. Each team will be representing a different GWCT county group, raising valuable funds to support the important conservation work of the Trust.

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  • Hot summer makes it a record-breaker for rare black grouse chicks

    Hot summer makes it a record-breaker for rare black grouse chicks

    Scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, who have been monitoring the highs and lows of black grouse breeding in England for the past 25 years, were jubilant as they discovered record-breaking breeding productivity this summer.

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  • Black grouse study highlights need for careful planning of forest expansion

    Black grouse study highlights need for careful planning of forest expansion

    A new study highlights the need for sensitive placement and management of new woodland to encourage the black grouse in Scotland which has declined in both numbers and range in recent decades.

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  • Shooting community puts its back into saving the grey

    Shooting community puts its back into saving the grey

    The wettest summer for 100 years in 2012 proved fatal for countless young partridge chicks but following a moratorium on shooting wild grey partridges last winter, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), reports that the over-winter survival of adult birds was nearly 46 per cent, which was much better than expected.

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  • A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    Places are still available on the part-time keepers' course run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in Leicestershire this September.

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  • Signing up for rural education

    Signing up for rural education

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) have signed up to jointly promote rural education initiatives in Scotland.

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  • Grouse moors could hold conservation key for hen harrier recovery

    Grouse moors could hold conservation key for hen harrier recovery

    As the start of the red grouse shooting season approaches, a new scientific study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, identifies that the control of predators such as foxes and crows, carried out to protect red grouse, can benefit one of our most striking birds of prey - the hen harrier.

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