19 June 2017

Lincolnshire farmers join together to help conserve endangered species

In Britain, grey partridge numbers have dropped by an astonishing 80% since 1945. In order to show people how to save this beautiful and iconic bird of the British countryside, the Lincolnshire Grey Partridge Group will be holding an evening dedicated to informing farmers and land managers of how they can help to reverse this alarming decline in numbers.

The event will take place on Thursday 13th July at Metheringham in Lincolnshire and starts at 6pm. 

The evening will include a walk round a farm, looking at habitats and their management and the use of predator control for game and wildlife with an emphasis on grey partridge conservation.

Light bites and drinks will be available at the end of the evening.

The cost is £14. To book, call Lynda Ferguson on 01425 651013 or click here to book your place.

The evening is kindly supported by Jas Martin & Co.

GWCT Grey Partridge Photo - Credit Peter Thompson

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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