Press Releases - 2017

  • Sporting teams rise to the conservation challenge

    Sporting teams rise to the conservation challenge

    A day of sporting challenges in Kendal, Cumbria has raised just over £7,000 for wildlife research. The Levens Team Challenge was arranged by the Lancashire and Cumbria branches of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), and the money raised will go towards funding their groundbreaking conservation research.

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  • The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust condemns illegal killing

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust condemns illegal killing

    There is no question that the illegal killing of wildlife is unacceptable. The GWCT welcomes the insight of Scottish Natural Heritage’s report on the fates of satellite-tracked golden eagles and looks forward to scrutinising it in greater depth. We will be working with partners across the conservation sector and in government to develop policy and management that will address the issues raised in this and other reports on the conservation status of important species.

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  • Nottinghamshire dinner raises thousands for British wildlife

    Nottinghamshire dinner raises thousands for British wildlife

    Nottinghamshire members of the UK's leading wildlife research charity raised a spectacular £57,000 at a sumptuous gourmet dinner and auction this spring. The money raised will go towards funding the pioneering conservation research of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Allerton Project Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

    Allerton Project Celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

    A highly-successful demonstration farm that carries out innovative research is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an open day.

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  • Case of bird flu found in farm near Diss

    Case of bird flu found in farm near Diss

    A case of H5N8 bird flu in a flock of chickens and geese near Diss in south Norfolk was confirmed by the UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer on Saturday night (June 3).

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  • Pledge your support to curlew festival

    Pledge your support to curlew festival

    A FESTIVAL which raises awareness of an extremely urgent conservation issue is taking place this weekend at Bolton Castle, Yorkshire (June 2 to 4).

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  • EU project to provide vital research on salmon and sea trout populations in the English Channel

    EU project to provide vital research on salmon and sea trout populations in the English Channel

    An environmental project that will provide vital research on rapidly declining salmon and sea trout (Salmonid) populations is set to receive a multimillion pound investment from the EU’s Interreg France (Channel) England programme.

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  • Changes to 'bird flu measures given by GWCT

    Changes to 'bird flu measures given by GWCT

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is reminding members that ‘Prevention Zone’ measures currently in place to reduce the risk of Avian Influenza will be lifted across many areas in England as of TODAY (May 15).

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  • Welsh Wildlife Wins With Fantastic Four Raffle

    Welsh Wildlife Wins With Fantastic Four Raffle

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is delighted to announce the winner of the Welsh Fantastic Four Shoot Raffle, which has raised £15,000 for its vital scientific research.

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  • GWCT provides update on bird flu outbreak

    GWCT provides update on bird flu outbreak

    FOLLOWING advice from DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust would like to inform its members that avian influenza has been found in a small backyard flock of chickens at a farm near Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire.

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