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  • Farmers in Essex take on the ID bird challenge

    Farmers in Essex take on the ID bird challenge

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) together with the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 5th February at Little Braxted, Witham, Essex.

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  • A herd of wrens or a wisp of snipe – farmers take on the challenge of counting their birds

    A herd of wrens or a wisp of snipe – farmers take on the challenge of counting their birds

    A murder of crows, a charm of goldfinch, a wisp of snipe, a covey of partridge, a desert of lapwings, an exaltation of skylarks, a parliament of owls, a murmuration of starlings and a herd of wrens are some of the wonderful collective nouns for many of the bird species that will be counted on farmland across the UK during the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count next month.

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  • Nottingham Farmers urged to prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Nottingham Farmers urged to prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 30th January at Hall Farm, Linby, Notts. 

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  • Learn your birds and prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Learn your birds and prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 28th January at Bank House Farm, Rawclifffe Bridge near Goole.

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  • Farmers urged to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Farmers urged to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging Scottish farmers to take part in a nationwide survey of our farmland birds and to boost its success has arranged a series of bird identification days.

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  • Save that date for the birds!

    Save that date for the birds!

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015. This leading UK research charity is asking farmers, landowners, birdwatchers and gamekeepers to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the firm this coming winter.

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  • Farmland and wildlife get major boost from new Defra-funded research

    Farmland and wildlife get major boost from new Defra-funded research

    Efforts to increase farm productivity while supporting wildlife and the environment have been given a boost through the launch of a substantial £4.5 million Defra-funded research initiative that will bring together expertise from across the farming industry and research community in England and Wales in order to ensure a more sustainable farming sector in the future.

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  • Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    The AK Bell Library in Perth was the perfect surroundings for the official prize-giving for the tenth annual Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools’ Art Competition.

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  • New ponds are crucial in the battle to save freshwater wildlife

    New ponds are crucial in the battle to save freshwater wildlife

    How can we mitigate the increasing problems of pollution and lost biodiversity in our rivers, streams and ponds caused by pesticides, phosphorous, diffuse pollution from agriculture and even the seeping of nutrients from septic tanks and small sewage treatment works?

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  • Farm charity benefits from wildlife research in Somerset

    Farm charity benefits from wildlife research in Somerset

    The Somerset branch of the UK's leading wildlife charity has raised almost £1,000 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), a charity dedicated to supporting farm-workers and their families through difficult times.

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