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14 April 2014
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.
10 April 2014
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.
06 March 2014
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.
05 February 2014
Three-year old Molly Puzey is usually up early to help out her mother and father on their sheep farm in Sussex. This week, however, she has a special reason to be out on the farm, as Molly and her parents are among the hundreds of farmers who have been taking part in the Big Farmland Bird Count.
02 February 2014
More than 900 farmers have now registered to take part in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Big Farmland Bird Count taking place this week between 1 – 7
th February across the UK. Read more
16 January 2014
In just over two weeks, hundreds of farmers from across the country will be taking part in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s (GWCT) Big Farmland Bird Count.
13 January 2014
A massive 40,000 acres of special wildlife seed crops are now being grown on farmland across England according to recent figures gathered through Defra and the Campaign for the Farmed Environment.
13 December 2013
Over 80 supporters of the Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) raised more than £8,000 for the charity at their annual fund-raising dinner.
11 October 2013
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is running free training sessions for farmers, gamekeepers and estate workers on fox snaring and controlling corvids using cage traps on 12th November 2013 at Lastingham Village Hall on the North York Moors. Read more
04 October 2013
One year after opening the GWCT’s Allerton Project’s award-winning eco-visitor and training centre, researchers from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust have been doing the maths to prove that by combining modern technology with traditional materials like sheep fleece and straw, it is possible to create a sustainable rural building that not only has a very low carbon footprint but also saves many thousands of pounds in running costs.