Press Releases - February 2015

  • Some success for major moorland project

    Some success for major moorland project

    The Langholm Moor Demonstration Project, one of the most important projects in the British uplands, has published its seven-year review which outlines what progress this unique 10-year project has made to date against its key targets.

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  • Leading city man takes on a fishery research challenge

    Leading city man takes on a fishery research challenge

    One of the leading lights in investment banking, David Mayhew, Vice Chairman of JPM Morgan and former Chairman of Cazenove and JPMorgan Cazenove and has recently been appointed chair of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) fisheries research steering committee.

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  • Fife is made for grey

    Fife is made for grey

    To encourage conservation measures and monitoring of the birds amongst local farmers and gamekeepers, the Fife Committee of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has launched the Kingdom Agribusiness Grey Partridge trophy.

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  • Smiths Gore GWCT Shoot Benchmarking survey now open

    Smiths Gore GWCT Shoot Benchmarking survey now open

    Now that the 2014/15 season is over, Smiths Gore and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust have launched their annual Shoot Benchmarking Survey. It is the only survey that allows shoots to understand their performance better as well as seeing how it compares with similar shoots. It is free to take part, completely confidential and all participants receive a personalised report of their performance.

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  • An army of farmers and gamekeepers set forth to count their birds this week

    An army of farmers and gamekeepers set forth to count their birds this week

    An army of more than 2,000 farmers and gamekeepers who registered to take part in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count will be out in force this week between 7 – 15th February to see how their conservation efforts are helping some of our most rapidly declining birds.

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  • Countryside enthusiast retires from education post

    Countryside enthusiast retires from education post

    Alex Towns hung up his Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust boots last month (Monday 26 January) when he retired from the post of education and events assistant with GWCT Scotland.

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  • Campaign urges farmers to turn Lincolnshire Grey

    Campaign urges farmers to turn Lincolnshire Grey

    Business, wildlife charities and farmers are uniting in Lincolnshire on the 25th February at Riseholme College, Lincoln in an effort to boost the prospects for one of this country’s fastest declining birds; the wild grey partridge.

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  • Angel takes charge at GWCT Cambridgeshire

    Angel takes charge at GWCT Cambridgeshire

    The start of a new fund raising year for the Cambridgeshire committee of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) heralds the arrival of a new chairman: Toby Angel, who takes over from the well respected Richard Pemberton of Trumpington Farming Company. 

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