The government has joined with several leading countryside organisations including the GWCT to issue an important update on avian flu.
The latest information has been endorsed by Defra, the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland governments along with BASC, the Countryside Alliance, the CLA, the Game Farmers Association, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, the National Gamekeepers Organisation and the Scottish Gamekeepers Association.
You can read the update here.
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:
Telephone: 01425 651000