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Latest News

  • Farmland Bird Count is a hit with young and old alike

    Farmland Bird Count is a hit with young and old alike

    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.

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  • More than 900 UK farmers sign up to count their birds

    More than 900 UK farmers sign up to count their birds

    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 – 7th February across the UK.

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  • Countdown to the Big Farmland Bird Count

    Countdown to the Big Farmland Bird Count

    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.

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  • Conservation crops show farmland birds count

    Conservation crops show farmland birds count

    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.

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  • Bristol dinner raises over £8K

    Bristol dinner raises over £8K

    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.

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  • Free best practice training for ‘keepers and farmers on snaring and corvid control

    Free best practice training for ‘keepers and farmers on snaring and corvid control

    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.

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  • Award-winning eco-build slashes thousands from farm’s running costs

    Award-winning eco-build slashes thousands from farm’s running costs

    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.

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  • North-West Cumbria hosts its own recovery day for rare bird

    North-West Cumbria hosts its own recovery day for rare bird

    Last summer was the wettest for 100 years and wild grey partridges were one particular species that paid the price for the appalling wet conditions. Although many young partridge chicks failed to survive, recent figures released by research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) showed that there is still reason to be optimistic as the over-winter survival of adult birds was much better than expected.

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  • A gain for greys in Yorkshire

    A gain for greys in Yorkshire

    Leading research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is delighted to announce the winner of its prestigious Yorkshire conservation trophy dedicated to one of the UK’s most iconic but rare birds – the wild grey partridge.

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  • Grey partridge farm offers renewed optimism for rare bird

    Grey partridge farm offers renewed optimism for rare bird

    Last summer was the wettest for 100 years and wild grey partridges were one particular species that paid the price for the appalling wet conditions. Although many young partridge chicks failed to survive, recent figures released by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) showed that there is still reason to be optimistic as the over-winter survival of adult birds was much better than expected.

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