12 October 2018

Are you passionate about the British countryside?


LOVERS of the British countryside in Wiltshire can attend an insightful talk about topical issues by a team of conservation experts.

In a series of roadshows, The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is heading to the Fox and Hounds pub in Devizes on Friday, October 26th (7pm) to discuss contentious topics from bag sizes and birds of prey to lead ammunition and licensing.

The GWCT believes that research can play an important role in settling these disputes and is keen to get its message out. 

GWCT director of communications, Andrew Gilruth, is looking forward to speaking at the events.

“This will give members and those yet to join the chance to learn more about what’s really going on in the British countryside.”, he says. We wouldn’t be able to achieve the good work we do for the environment – either as an organisation or the nation as a whole – without the support of ordinary, hard-working people. This is their chance to share their thoughts in person.”

Andrew will be joined by members of the GWCT’s advisory team, who work closely with farmers, gamekeepers and land managers to improve their biodiversity and ensure that they are delivering the best for the environment.

The roadshow kicks off in Gloucestershire on Tuesday 23 October, followed by Devizes, before visits to venues in Hertfordshire, North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Tickets are just £10, including refreshments, and are available through the GWCT website.

You can buy tickets here www.gwct.org.uk/roadshow 

List of roadshow events in full

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.

For information, contact:
Eleanor Williams
Telephone: 07592 025476
Email: press@gwct.org.uk