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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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  • Bird survey shows half-million acres of farmland is dedicated to wildlife

    Bird survey shows half-million acres of farmland is dedicated to wildlife

    Despite it being the wettest winter since records began more than 500 farmers, covering nearly half-million acres of UK farmland, rose to the challenge of taking part in the first year of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count in February. 

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  • Politicians told we need to eat more peas for bees

    Politicians told we need to eat more peas for bees

    Two leading scientists recently expressed their concerns to a cross-party group of politicians that although bees are the focus of most attention, other important pollinating insects, such as hoverflies are in an equally perilous state and need help.

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  • Cambridgeshire Committee Spring Newsletter

    Cambridgeshire Committee Spring Newsletter

    The GWCT's Cambridgeshire Committee has released its spring newsletter, celebrating its achievement of raising £20,000 in support of the Trust's work in 2013 and promoting some of its upcoming events as it aims to do even better in 2014.

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