Press Releases - June 2015

  • Uniting nations for a green and pleasant land

    Uniting nations for a green and pleasant land

    The way we manage the land is changing. A new report highlights a way which is better for wildlife, crop production, soil and water, as well as people.

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  • Live mealworms are a hit with chicks

    Live mealworms are a hit with chicks

    A ground-breaking new study published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, which used hundreds of reared pheasant chicks as the model, could have invaluable implications for important wildlife reintroduction programmes in the future.

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  • Digging for victory with healthy soils

    Digging for victory with healthy soils

    The United Nations has declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils with the aim of helping to raise awareness of why soils are important for food security and the environment. By its very nature without this essential element we would not be able to grow food, provide wildlife habitats, prevent flooding or have clean water.

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  • Hertfordshire simulated game day raises funds for wildlife research

    Hertfordshire simulated game day raises funds for wildlife research

    A simulated game day at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire has raised £41,000 for leading wildlife research charity, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Suits you!

    Suits you!

    The GWCT Scottish Game Fair has joined up with local Scottish designer, Kairen Ruse of Blues and Browns to hunt out the ‘Best Dressed’ at the Fair on 3, 4 and 5 July at Scone Palace in Perthshire.

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  • CBE for head of Hampshire game and wildlife conservation charity

    CBE for head of Hampshire game and wildlife conservation charity

    The Chairman and Trustees of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) are delighted to announce that Teresa Dent, Chief Executive of the Trust has been awarded a CBE for services to wildlife conservation in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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  • Bed and breakfast and a bowl of muesli for birds

    Bed and breakfast and a bowl of muesli for birds

    As well as being Ascot week this is also the peak hatching time for young partridge chicks. The question is will there be enough insects on farmland across the country this week to help these declining young birds survive?

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  • New study highlights methods to safeguard UK food security

    New study highlights methods to safeguard UK food security

    A new study undertaken by the Organic Research Centre with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust found that agroecology – food production that makes the best use of nature’s goods and services while not damaging precious resources – can help maintain agricultural productivity.

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  • Seventeen per cent of Cotswold farm devoted to wildlife

    Seventeen per cent of Cotswold farm devoted to wildlife

    An organic farmer in the Cotswolds is leading the charge in helping two extremely rare birds by devoting an impressive 17 per cent of his fields to wildlife.

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  • Kent clay shoot raises £60,000 for charity

    Kent clay shoot raises £60,000 for charity

    A clay shoot in Sevenoaks, Kent has raised £60,000 to be shared between two charities: Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and leading wildlife research charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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