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28 May 2015
It is now widely recognised that game and other struggling farmland birds have a better chance of survival when over-winter supplementary grain is provided to sustain them over the leanest times of the year. But until now there has been no systematic research on how much of this costly, but life-saving food is wasted on rats and other undesirable pests.
21 May 2015
According to a comprehensive new report on Europe’s wildlife and natural habitats, one in three European birds are now endangered, with once common species such as turtle doves, corn bunting and grey partridge plunging to an all-time low.
30 April 2015
A new study published in the science journal Biological Conservation identified that double the amount of uncultivated land currently being devoted to bees and other pollinators on farmland needs to be created to boost declining insects such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies.
22 April 2015
Researchers at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), who are studying wild grey partridges – one of our fastest declining farmland birds – are hoping for a warm summer this year to repeat the breeding success of 2014, which saw an encouraging 18 per cent increase in grey partridges.
02 April 2015
An army of farmers, gamekeepers and land managers looking after nearly one million acres of farmland turned out in their droves this winter to count their birds in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s second Big Farmland Bird Count, which ran between 7 – 15th February.
The Game & Wildife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is to hold a special shoot management day at Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire on Saturday 9 May.
30 March 2015
Rearing smarter pheasants, woodcock satellite tracking and black grouse recovery will be among the fascinating research projects that will be featured on the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s stand at the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House, nr Leeds this year.
27 March 2015
This June, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is teaming up with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to hold a two-day charity clay pigeon shoot on the Warter Estate, near Pocklington, North Yorkshire. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s national charity and the GWCT is the UK’s leading wildlife research charity.
The UK's leading wildlife research charity is holding a flagship fundraising event at the Hatfield House Estate in Hertfordshire on Friday 22 May, by kind invitation of the Marquess of Salisbury.
17 March 2015
Pupils at Glenbervie Primary School near Stonehaven welcomed Perthshire author Katrina Candy to their classrooms earlier this month as part of World Book Day. Katrina read her second book Stag Munro’s Golden Encounter to the children on Thursday 5 March and introduced them to some of the characters from the book including a fox and some wading birds – courtesy of Perth Museum’s taxidermy department!
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