Press Releases - December 2013

  • It takes more than a pear tree to conserve our wild greys

    It takes more than a pear tree to conserve our wild greys

    As we bellow out the 12 Days of Christmas this festive season, not many people will realise that the ‘partridge in the pear tree’ is actually in need of a huge amount of support following a massive decline in numbers over the past 40 years.

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  • Bristol dinner raises over £8K

    Bristol dinner raises over £8K

    Over 80 supporters of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) raised more than £8,000 for the charity at their annual fund-raising dinner.

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  • New Year Action Plan to save the Christmas ‘Grey’

    New Year Action Plan to save the Christmas ‘Grey’

    The wild grey partridge, immortalised in the traditional Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas, is one of our most rapidly declining farmland birds, having suffered a massive 86 per cent decline over the past forty years. To secure the future of this iconic Christmas species, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is appealing to farmers and gamekeepers to extend their festive cheer to grey partridge conservation this winter.

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  • Win the ultimate sporting challenge

    Win the ultimate sporting challenge

    There’s still time to enter one of this year’s best charity prize draws for those with an interest in the finest country sports.

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