11 October 2017

Crucial topics to be discussed at Shropshire drinks party

THE future of rural payments, curlew and a brush with woodcock are the topics to be addressed by three key speakers at a Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) drinks party in Shropshire.

The Shropshire Branch of the GWCT is holding the event on Thursday, November 9 at Leighton Hall, near Shrewsbury, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Malcolm Corrie.

GWCT chief executive, Teresa Dent, will describe how the Rural Payments system is on the cusp of a new era. With much at stake, wildlife conservation has a significant role to play in preserving the countryside while maintaining a balance with productive agriculture.

Owen Williams Releasing Ringed WoodcockAlso addressing the event are Amanda Perkins, the project manager for a key curlew project in Shropshire, along with the artist – and woodcock fanatic – Owen Williams, pictured right.

GWCT Shropshire chairman Tim Main said: “We have the making of a fascinating evening and I am delighted to say that tickets are going well.”

The event is sponsored by Chilton Liqueurs, FBC Manby Bowdler, Roger Parry and Partners, Tanners Wines and Willo Game.

Tickets are £10, which include a drink and game canapés.

Tickets are available by visting here

For more information, contact GWCT North West regional organiser Pippa Hackett on 07880 359331, or email phackett@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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