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Latest News

  • Chance to win a pair of made-to-measure shotguns in GWCT Gun Draw 2020

    Chance to win a pair of made-to-measure shotguns in GWCT Gun Draw 2020

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s annual Gun Draw is back. With the draw limited to just 1,000 tickets, there is an excellent chance of winning one of three superb prizes. This year’s ultimate winner will receive a pair of made-to-measure Sovereign side-by-side shotguns from William Powell, ready to use with steel or lead cartridges and worth more than £13,000.

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  • No ‘one size fits all’ solution for peatland management says landmark new report

    No ‘one size fits all’ solution for peatland management says landmark new report

    The recent spate of devastating wildfires in England has brought the issue of moorland management into ever-sharper focus. Peatlands are the UK’s largest carbon store and a stronghold for many threatened bird species. How they are managed is crucial to our capacity to achieve climate and biodiversity targets. Now a major new report on peatlands management by the GWCT warns against unintended consequences if policy makers fail to take account of the complexity of moorland management.

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  • GWCT launches new Online Premium Membership

    GWCT launches new Online Premium Membership

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched an Online Premium Membership in response to demand from existing members. This new flexible option offers the same benefits as the GWCT’s Premium Membership, but the regular members’ magazine and Annual Review are sent to members digitally rather than in print. The online membership is being offered at 15% discount on the full Premium Membership price.

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  • Unsung conservationists at the heart of Britain’s wildlife recovery celebrated in new study

    Unsung conservationists at the heart of Britain’s wildlife recovery celebrated in new study

    While many of Britain’s nature reserves were closed through lockdown, conservation work continued on private land across Britain. Despite that, the men and women working hard to make our much-loved moorland thrive are often overlooked. 

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  • Dig ponds to save UK’s rare wetland plants

    Dig ponds to save UK’s rare wetland plants

    New research shows that creating clean-water ponds in the farmed countryside can dramatically increase levels of freshwater biodiversity, protecting our fragile ecosystems, and almost trebling the number of rare plant species.

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  • Farming, science and conservation: the story of GWSDF Auchnerran so far

    Farming, science and conservation: the story of GWSDF Auchnerran so far

    The first annual report has been published for the Game and Wildlife Scottish Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran, Aberdeenshire, the Scottish demonstration farm of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

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  • GWCT launches The Donside Big Four

    GWCT launches The Donside Big Four

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust has launched an exciting new fundraiser featuring four of the top sporting estates in the northeast of Scotland. The Donside Big Four is a £150 ticket prize draw with one single prize – a magnificent day’s shooting for eight guns on four of Donside’s premier estates: Clova, Glenkindie, Tillypronie and Candacraig.

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  • Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust encouraged by progress on mountain hare count developments

    Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust encouraged by progress on mountain hare count developments

    Two reports made available this week by Scottish Natural Heritage highlight the components required to build a national approach to counting mountain hares across Scotland.  The two reports make recommendations on approach, developing volunteer-based surveys outside the main core area of the central highlands, resources and support, and training. 

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  • Farmers and land managers urged to help the GWCT monitor grey partridge numbers

    Farmers and land managers urged to help the GWCT monitor grey partridge numbers

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging farmers, land managers, gamekeepers and landowners who have signed up for its Partridge Count Scheme (PCS) to take part in the spring grey partridge count while there is still time.

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  • Research, collaboration and passion provide hope this World Bee Day

    Research, collaboration and passion provide hope this World Bee Day

    Scientific research is not just sitting back and predicting impending doom for bees. It is working with farmers, policymakers, and the public to make important changes to improve their fortunes. In recent months, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has been involved in published work on a wide range of subjects that could pave the way for a reversal in fortunes for these vital pollinators.

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