09 April 2021
It is with great sadness that the GWCT heard today of the death of our Patron, His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
07 April 2021
Participation in an annual nationwide survey of farmland birds has more than doubled. Britain’s farmers and gamekeepers have shown their long-term commitment to conservation alongside productive land-use by completing this year’s GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count in record numbers.
01 April 2021
A GROUP of leading shooting and rural organisations has released the following statement in response tothe National Game Dealers Association (NGDA) announcing that it is committed to sourcing all feather and fur game from lead-free supply chains from 1 July 2022.
29 March 2021
The GWCT Online Wildlife Art Gallery has welcomed a new guest artist, David Cemmick, to join its online exhibition. A selection of David’s paintings and sculpture will be available to purchase from the online exhibition from the beginning of April. At the same time, works from Godfrey’s Collection, a small private collection of quality wildlife art, will also be offered for sale in the gallery.
Organisers are planning that the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Scottish Game Fair will go ahead this year over the weekend of 24 to 26 September.
25 March 2021
“We must use scientific evidence to convey to the general public the increased benefit to flora and fauna that occurs when managing land for game well,” believes Alex Keeble, newly appointed Game and Wildlife Advisor at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). In his new role Alex, as a former gamekeeper, is well-placed to provide advice on game management, conservation and identifying biodiversity gain, based on the research produced by the GWCT’s team of 70 scientists.
22 March 2021
Following our involvement in the research and subsequent roll-out of a methodology for counting mountain hares at night approved by NatureScot, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is pleased to be part of the project group now seeking to extend recording nationally to help inform conservation efforts.
12 March 2021
Early-career scientists and land managers in need of funding for scientific projects are being invited to apply to the Dick Potts Legacy Fund. The fund was set up in memory of the late internationally recognised British ecologist Dr Dick Potts.
10 March 2021
A new collaboration aims to show how farmers can work together to achieve the recovery of some of the UK’s most threatened farmland bird species, including grey partridge, curlew and lapwing. The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is working with a group of Shropshire farmers to establish the Corvedale Farmland Wildlife Project, which will put farmland conservation techniques based on the Trust’s extensive research into practice on the ground.
02 March 2021
A year on from a joint statement about moving away from using lead in shotguns to shoot game, the GWCT is keen to know if your habits have changed and whether you had tested the alternatives.
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