Press Releases - September 2013

  • Trap ease – Trust to host final snare training course

    Trap ease – Trust to host final snare training course

    Ballinluig Village Hall, central Perthshire, will be the venue for the final Scottish Government approved fox and rabbit snaring training course to be run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in 2013.

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  • Grey partridge farm offers renewed optimism for rare bird

    Grey partridge farm offers renewed optimism for rare bird

    Last summer was the wettest for 100 years and wild grey partridges were one particular species that paid the price for the appalling wet conditions. Although many young partridge chicks failed to survive, recent figures released by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) showed that there is still reason to be optimistic as the over-winter survival of adult birds was much better than expected.

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  • Giving brown hares the common touch

    Giving brown hares the common touch

    The ferocious bouts of mad March hares boxing are traditionally seen as one of the first harbingers of spring, but according to research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this bizarre courtship ritual is becoming an increasingly rare sight in many parts of the country.

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  • Minister views highs and lows of upland project

    Minister views highs and lows of upland project

    Environment and Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP visited the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project this week (Monday, September 9) to learn about moorland management and its relationship to rural socio-economic activity, and the conservation of both habitat and moorland bird numbers.

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  • Charles Coles, OBE – lifelong ambassador of game conservation

    Charles Coles, OBE – lifelong ambassador of game conservation

    Charles Coles OBE, VRD and former Director General of the Game Conservancy Trust (now the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust) has died aged 96.

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  • Exclusive scarf has designs on conservation

    Exclusive scarf has designs on conservation

    A limited edition scarf has been produced for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust to help raise funds to boost numbers of an iconic bird of British farmland – the grey partridge.

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