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29 September 2020
With the pheasant season starting on 1 October, leading conservation charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has launched
12 key principles to support wildlife recovery alongside sustainable gamebird management. Read more
28 September 2020
In July the GWCT launched its 500 Club, a proactive move to boost membership and make up for some of the loss of voluntary donations and income estimated to be in the region of £1.4 million for 2020. The aim is to encourage more people to join as members and to celebrate those who commit to supporting the charity at this difficult time for everyone. The cancellation of numerous country shows, fundraising dinners and auctions due to COVID-19 has severely limited opportunities for fundraising.
22 September 2020
A remarkable project to restore lapwing to an English valley has shown that, given the right funding, advice and encouragement, and by working together, farmers can boost biodiversity in the UK’s countryside. Read more
16 September 2020
Three generations of a Hertfordshire family have shown their passion for the countryside by passing the same conservation exam in short succession. Terry Humber encouraged both his son and grandson to join him in taking the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Accredited Game Shot test to prove they were using the countryside responsibly.
04 September 2020
Having postponed the popular GAME 2020 conference due to Covid-19, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is pleased to announce that the conference will now be held online via Zoom on Friday 2 October 2020.
01 September 2020
Farmers, land managers and gamekeepers are being invited to gain a better understanding of the state of wildlife on their land by joining the national Partridge Count Scheme (PCS).
27 August 2020
The unsung heroes of conservation are being celebrated by a new website, Working for Wildlife, launched by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The website profiles what the GWCT calls ‘Working Conservationists’: farmers and land managers across the UK who have made a long-term commitment to manage their land for the benefit of wildlife.
24 August 2020
Declines in adult salmon on the River Frome witnessed in recent years show no sign of abating, according to the latest figures in a fisheries report.
19 August 2020
The GWCT is urging Defra and Natural England to consider compelling new practitioner-based evidence of the impact of changes to licences for the control of gulls on threatened wading birds, including curlew and lapwing.