09 September 2016

Grey Partridge Farm Walk At Award-Winning North Yorkshire Farm

GWCT Grey Partridge Photo - Credit Peter ThompsonThe GWCT is offering the opportunity to visit the award winning Fridlington Farms in Sutton-on-the Forest for a grey partridge farm walk.

Held on the 13th October the walk will show visitors how commercial farming and environmental conservation can work together.   

 Roger Draycott, Head of Advisory at GWCT comments; “Fridlington farms are recent regional winners of the Tye Trophy for farming and conservation, and previous winners of the GWCT Yorkshire grey partridge Trophy. The farm has a new Countryside Stewardship agreement and there will be an opportunity to view many of the stewardship plots established this year. There will be briefings on the latest grey partridge research, advice on habitat establishment and management, and also predation control updates.”

The event is by kind permission of Stuart Stark and is sponsored by GSC Grays.  Places are limited so early booking is advised. Places cost £10 which includes refreshments and for further information, please contact Lynda Ferguson, 01425 651013 or email lferguson@gwct.org.uk

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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