Press Releases - November 2014

  • Where have all the waders gone?

    Where have all the waders gone?

    A study published in the Welsh Ornithological Society’s journal Birds in Wales, highlights the fragility of some bird populations on the Berwyn Special Protection Area (SPA) in North Wales and identifies the tragic loss of lapwing from the sample plots as well as a massive reduction of other important waders such as golden plover and curlew.

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  • Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    The AK Bell Library in Perth was the perfect surroundings for the official prize-giving for the tenth annual Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools’ Art Competition.

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  • New ponds are crucial in the battle to save freshwater wildlife

    New ponds are crucial in the battle to save freshwater wildlife

    How can we mitigate the increasing problems of pollution and lost biodiversity in our rivers, streams and ponds caused by pesticides, phosphorous, diffuse pollution from agriculture and even the seeping of nutrients from septic tanks and small sewage treatment works?

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  • GWCT shoot sweepstake adds the taste of success

    GWCT shoot sweepstake adds the taste of success

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging shoots across the country to get involved in their 2014/15 shoot sweepstake scheme to help raise funds for their vital game and wildlife research.

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  • Nothing to grouse about with fabulous charity prize draw

    Nothing to grouse about with fabulous charity prize draw

    This is now your chance to win a day’s driven grouse shooting for nine guns during the 2015 season on Clune and Corrybrough Estate in the majestic Monadhliath Mountains of Inverness-shire. The prize also includes bed and breakfast for one night at The Steadings at The Grouse and Trout, with lunch and tea on the day.

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  • The ones that did not get away!

    The ones that did not get away!

    Catching nearly 9,000 wild Atlantic salmon parr might sound like a fisherman’s dream come true. But catching this number of young fish on the River Frome in Dorset this autumn is no dream, it is part of a unique research project being run by scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) who have spent the past 40 years helping to unravel the mystery surrounding the dramatic 70 per cent decline of this iconic fish.

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  • Don’t get caught out by not being trained

    Don’t get caught out by not being trained

    The past few years have seen ever increasing complexity in the licensing and legal regulations governing predator control techniques, throwing up new questions and creating grey areas. To address this, our best practice courses seek to ensure that predator control is carried out according to all the relevant legal requirements and best practice codes.

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