The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is delighted that the Scottish Gamekeepers Association’s Ronnie Rose Memorial Trophy for conservation and education has been awarded to David Howarth. The presentation was made at the Moy Highland Field Sports Fair on 4 August by Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy Fergus Ewing MSP.
David Howarth worked for GWCT for 25 years, retiring last year from his post as Upland Research Assistant, with much of his time with the Trust spent working on red grouse and diseases, parasites and other pressures that affect this iconic bird.
Dr Adam Smith, Director, GWCT Scotland, said: “Our warmest congratulations go to David. This is a highly prestigious award and we are really pleased that his commitment, diligence and enthusiasm through all his time with us has been recognised in this way.”
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The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity which carries out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife. 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.
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