16 September 2021
Aspiring conservationist and former GWCT placement student Elizabeth Fitzpatrick has been appointed to the Youth Advisory Council of the British Trust for Ornithology, utilising her passion and practical experience to inspire the next generation of birdwatchers.
26 August 2021
While unseasonal weather has played havoc with this year’s harvest, we should also stop to think of its impact on wildlife, according to experts at the GWCT. The grey partridge, known by conservationists as the ‘barometer of the countryside’, is one species likely to be affected by a dry spring and a dull, wet July and August.
09 August 2021
Now there is a chance to safeguard the British countryside by Walking for Wildlife – a sponsored walk, any route, any distance, during September, in aid of the vital research carried out by the GWCT.
05 August 2021
The annual Fisheries Research Review shows signs of hope for the long-term future of salmon in the Dorset river. Time will tell how many of these fish return to the river from the North Atlantic in 2021 and 2022, but experts say signs are as positive as they have been for some time.
04 August 2021
Wednesday 4 August is International Owl Awareness Day. Barn owls are amongst the most enigmatic and beloved of British birds, and scientists at the Owl Box Initiative are trying to understand them better.
02 August 2021
A ground-breaking project to unlock the environmental potential of hedgerows has been given the go-ahead with a government grant of £81,561. The scheme will develop a Hedgerow Carbon Code, which will encourage hedgerow habitat improvements and provide a tool to calculate the carbon capture potential of hedgerows.
30 July 2021
World-class shooting grounds West London Shooting School and multi-award-winning country sports group Sportarm have teamed up with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust to host the GWCT Summer Clay Day on Thursday 9 September 2021.
29 July 2021
Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Merlin Magic project has been awarded a grant from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery.
23 July 2021
Nine leading UK rural organisations (including the GWCT as scientific advisers) have announced the launch of a formal partnership to promote the multitude of conservation and community benefits that make the countryside a better place for all to enjoy.
19 July 2021
On 10 and 11 July, 36-year-old Harry Townshend ran 100 miles around Dorset, in one go, raising nearly £32,000 for the GWCT. That is the equivalent of running from Bournemouth to London, or powering through almost four marathons, one after another.
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