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  • The worms are turning to boost our food

    The worms are turning to boost our food

    Concern is growing that food supplies would run out in days without imports. Despite more efficient use of fertilisers and the advantages of modern technology, crop yields have stagnated over the past 20 years and UK self-sufficiency is the lowest for nearly two decades. According to recent research this could be a serious indication that our soil is worn out. 

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  • A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    Places are still available on the part-time keepers' course run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in Leicestershire this September. The course will be held over the weekend of Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September at the GWCT's Allerton Project farm at Loddington and will be run by highly experienced GWCT advisors Mike Swan and Roger Draycott.

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  • Amateur photographers show their talent for capturing wildlife

    Amateur photographers show their talent for capturing wildlife

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Julian Gardner Award photography competition. Shaun Barrow of Barnstaple in Devon has won the adult category for his dramatic picture of a cuckoo, while Mairi Eyres of Llangedwyn, Powys captured a delicate image of a beetle and has been named the winner of the 16-and-under category.

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  • A Cotswold farmer gives that extra 17% for conservation

    A Cotswold farmer gives that extra 17% for conservation

    Richard Benyon, the renowned wildlife-friendly Berkshire MP, who was awarded the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s prestigious 2013 Cotswold Grey Partridge Trophy for the miles of wildlife habitats that he has created for this rare bird, recently passed on the baton to the latest winner of this coveted prize.

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  • Science shows we need to be brave for the environment

    Science shows we need to be brave for the environment

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) received considerable praise this week from the Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Paterson MP, who toured the GWCT’s Allerton Project Research Farm in Loddington, Leicestershire, where research, conservation and practical farming go hand in hand.

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  • Scottish Auction success

    Scottish Auction success

    Our 2014 Scottish Auction took place at Prestonfield on Thursday 8th May. A wide range of lots in both the live and silent auctions were generously bid for by more than 400 guests, making this the Trust’s most successful event so far this year.

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  • Does the CAP fit the environment?

    Does the CAP fit the environment?

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) – who have been at the sharp-end of developing innovative and well proven techniques for restoring farmland wildlife such as conservation headlands, beetle banks and wild flower seed mixes, were in an upbeat mood about the new ‘greening’ measures announced by Defra this week.

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  • Prestigious 'FWAG Silver Lapwing' Farming & Conservation Award Presented

    Prestigious 'FWAG Silver Lapwing' Farming & Conservation Award Presented

    Ashley Cooper of H P Cooper (Farms) Ltd, Gestingthorpe, Essex, has been given one of the highest accolades in the farming industry; the ‘FWAG Silver Lapwing Award’. The award, which is sponsored by Waitrose, recognises the extensive efforts Ashley makes to protect and enhance the countryside. The farm was chosen from a national shortlist of four farms, each selected for demonstrating outstanding commitment to good environmental practices, alongside the production of food.

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  • Can ‘Lapwing Envy’ trigger a wildlife revival?

    Can ‘Lapwing Envy’ trigger a wildlife revival?

    Nearly 200 policy makers, farmers, conservationists and scientists joined forces at a thought-provoking research conference that highlighted how wildlife recovery is within our grasp in the UK.

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  • Young talent sought for wildlife photography competition

    Young talent sought for wildlife photography competition

    Britain’s leading wildlife research charity is hoping to encourage talented young people aged 16 or under to take part in its 2014 nature photography competition.

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