Press Releases - March 2021

  • Boost your wildlife art collection and support vital conservation research

    Boost your wildlife art collection and support vital conservation research

    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.

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  • GWCT Scottish Game Fair will run this September

    GWCT Scottish Game Fair will run this September

    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.

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  • “The game management community can do more to highlight the benefits of the sport for biodiversity,” believes new Game and Wildlife Advisor

    “The game management community can do more to highlight the benefits of the sport for biodiversity,” believes new Game and Wildlife Advisor

    “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.

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  • Launch of the Scottish Mountain Hare Survey

    Launch of the Scottish Mountain Hare Survey

    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.

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  • Renowned ecologist’s legacy fund to benefit promising scientists

    Renowned ecologist’s legacy fund to benefit promising scientists

    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.

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  • Conservation demonstration project could provide blueprint for farmland wildlife recovery

    Conservation demonstration project could provide blueprint for farmland wildlife recovery

    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.

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  • Shotgun users urged to share their views on the alternatives to lead

    Shotgun users urged to share their views on the alternatives to lead

    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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  • New partnership formed to save England’s threatened curlews

    New partnership formed to save England’s threatened curlews

    The Curlew Recovery Partnership is a new, exciting and transformative initiative, bringing together all those with an interest in curlew conservation, including land managers, farmers, gamekeepers, policymakers and researchers. They are joining forces to help secure the future of one of England’s most iconic and threatened species, the Eurasian curlew.

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