Press Releases - April 2015

  • Hedges, edges and woodland feed the bees’ needs

    Hedges, edges and woodland feed the bees’ needs

    A new study published in the science journal Biological Conservation identified that double the amount of uncultivated land currently being devoted to bees and other pollinators on farmland needs to be created to boost declining insects such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

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  • Light at the end of a very grey tale!

    Light at the end of a very grey tale!

    Researchers at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), who are studying wild grey partridges – one of our fastest declining farmland birds – are hoping for a warm summer this year to repeat the breeding success of 2014, which saw an encouraging 18 per cent increase in grey partridges.

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  • Borders date for essential training course

    Borders date for essential training course

    Wildlife managers are being urged to attend a training course at Yetholm, near Kelso on Thursday 23 April to bring them up to date on tunnel trapping.

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  • Birds flock to farmland this winter in a million acre count

    Birds flock to farmland this winter in a million acre count

    An army of farmers, gamekeepers and land managers looking after nearly one million acres of farmland turned out in their droves this winter to count their birds in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s second Big Farmland Bird Count, which ran between 7 – 15th February.

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  • Managing Shoots for the Future in North Yorkshire

    Managing Shoots for the Future in North Yorkshire

    The Game & Wildife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is to hold a special shoot management day at Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire on Saturday 9 May.

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