Press Releases - May 2020

  • GWCT launches The Donside Big Four

    GWCT launches The Donside Big Four

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has launched an exciting new fundraiser featuring four of the top sporting estates in the northeast of Scotland. The Donside Big Four is a £150 ticket prize draw with one single prize – a magnificent day’s shooting for eight guns on four of Donside’s premier estates: Clova, Glenkindie, Tillypronie and Candacraig.

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  • Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust encouraged by progress on mountain hare count developments

    Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust encouraged by progress on mountain hare count developments

    Two reports made available this week by Scottish Natural Heritage highlight the components required to build a national approach to counting mountain hares across Scotland.  The two reports make recommendations on approach, developing volunteer-based surveys outside the main core area of the central highlands, resources and support, and training. 

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  • Farmers and land managers urged to help the GWCT monitor grey partridge numbers

    Farmers and land managers urged to help the GWCT monitor grey partridge numbers

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging farmers, land managers, gamekeepers and landowners who have signed up for its Partridge Count Scheme (PCS) to take part in the spring grey partridge count while there is still time.

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  • Research, collaboration and passion provide hope this World Bee Day

    Research, collaboration and passion provide hope this World Bee Day

    Scientific research is not just sitting back and predicting impending doom for bees. It is working with farmers, policymakers, and the public to make important changes to improve their fortunes. In recent months, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has been involved in published work on a wide range of subjects that could pave the way for a reversal in fortunes for these vital pollinators.

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  • Nature photographers have until the end of May to enter countryside awards

    Nature photographers have until the end of May to enter countryside awards

    Amateur photographers new and experienced have until the end of May to enter their best images for the Julian Gardner Awards. The competition, run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), celebrates the UK countryside, from the landscapes and wildlife to the people who live and work there.

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  • Join more than 6,000 people by putting your countryside knowledge to the test

    Join more than 6,000 people by putting your countryside knowledge to the test

    Shooting enthusiasts are being encouraged to use lockdown to put their knowledge to the ultimate test and with a free Accredited Game Shot test run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Joint Statement: Antibiotic use in gamebirds MUST fall further

    Joint Statement: Antibiotic use in gamebirds MUST fall further

    Our focus in 2020 is to encourage all gamebird rearers to provide better husbandry for their birds and to be proactive, consulting with their vets with the aim of reducing the need to treat with antibiotics (ABs). The lower numbers being reared this year provide a great opportunity to concentrate on that.

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