02 November 2016

GWCT North Wales dinner invitation

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is hosting its annual North Wales dinner and auction on Thursday 10 November at Ruthin Castle Hotel.

This year GWCT's chief executive Teresa Dent will be speaking about the work of the trust and its recent involvement in the Westminster grouse enquiry regarding the debate on banning driven grouse shooting.

“Wales however has a very different story with no commercial grouse shoots which has in itself presented a number of very different challenges across its moorland,” says Richard Thomas Chairman of the North Wales GWCT committee.

“GWCT has taken a lead role in promoting the regeneration of Welsh Moorland through its work in helping to obtain grant funding for the Welsh Nature Fund project and continues to look for opportunities to further this research,” he says.

Through landscape scale collaboration projects, GWCT is putting more resources into Wales to help some of most fragile uplands through the submission of various bids such as the Welsh Rural Development Programme, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Interreg programmes. Welsh trustee Nick Williams will also be talking at the dinner.

Tickets are £60 and start with reception drinks at 7.30pm with dinner at 8pm.

Please get in touch with Rupert Bevan for further information.

email: rupertbev@hotmail.com

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Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

ISDN radio broadcast line – at our Fordingbridge HQ we have an ISDN radio broadcast line, allowing us to conduct interviews remotely.

For information, contact:
Kate Williams
Telephone: 01425 651000
Email: press@gwct.org.uk

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