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  • Wellies on? Binoculars ready? Let’s go count some birds!

    Wellies on? Binoculars ready? Let’s go count some birds!

    The third Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) will take place between the 6th and 14th February 2016, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) announced today.

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  • Winter is on its way – time to help your local woodcock

    Winter is on its way – time to help your local woodcock

    With the cold weather approaching, now is the time to be mindful of your resident woodcock numbers and consider how you are going to help them this winter. 

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  • The grey partridge votes yes to ‘best practice’ predator control.

    The grey partridge votes yes to ‘best practice’ predator control.

    Liz Truss MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, paid tribute to the scientific research of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and its contribution to developing practical solutions to reversing the decline of our native wildlife.

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  • Nigel Oakey from Bicester scoops prestigious Cotswolds Grey Partridge Trophy

    Nigel Oakey from Bicester scoops prestigious Cotswolds Grey Partridge Trophy

    Nigel Oakey, farmer from Grange Farm, Godington, Nr Bicester, Oxfordshire has won the prestigious Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Grey Partridge Cotswolds Trophy for his efforts in fighting the decline of this iconic game bird - the Grey partridge.

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  • Pesticides have a greater impact on invertebrates than climate change, new study reports

    Pesticides have a greater impact on invertebrates than climate change, new study reports

    A new study by the GWCT, with support from Natural England, has identified that the use of pesticides on cereal fields could be having a greater impact than previously thought and that this impact may increase in the face of climate change. The study, using over 40 years of data collected on farmland on the Sussex Downs, considers the effect on arable insects and spiders of factors including changes in extreme weather events and pesticide use.

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  • Yorkshire estate offers bright hope for a grey future

    Yorkshire estate offers bright hope for a grey future

    The once-common wild grey partridge has been in steep decline over the past four decades. Although it is one of the UK’s most iconic farmland bird species, grey partridge numbers have plummeted by more than 80% and, tragically, because of habitat loss and a reduction in essential chick food insects, they have become locally extinct in many areas of the country.

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  • GWCT launches new school art competition

    GWCT launches new school art competition

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is appealing to school pupils across the Perth and Kinross region to get busy with their paintbrushes and pencils – or indeed any other medium – and enter the annual GWCT schools art competition.

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  • Study shows bee-friendly crops create a hungry gap for rarer bees

    Study shows bee-friendly crops create a hungry gap for rarer bees

    A new study published in Biological Conservation identifies that we need to rethink the type of special flowering crops that we grow to help our ailing bee populations.

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  • Eco-design for European farming triumphs at Awards

    Eco-design for European farming triumphs at Awards

    A unique partnership between an environmental research charity, an industry forum and a multi-national corporation has solved a major waste recycling problem for European agriculture. In recognition of this simple but extremely effective innovation the group was presented with a prestigious Environmental Leadership Award from the Chemical Industries Association last week.

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  • Uniting nations for a green and pleasant land

    Uniting nations for a green and pleasant land

    The way we manage the land is changing. A new report highlights a way which is better for wildlife, crop production, soil and water, as well as people.

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