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  • Farmers in Essex take on the ID bird challenge

    Farmers in Essex take on the ID bird challenge

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) together with the Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 5th February at Little Braxted, Witham, Essex.

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  • A herd of wrens or a wisp of snipe – farmers take on the challenge of counting their birds

    A herd of wrens or a wisp of snipe – farmers take on the challenge of counting their birds

    A murder of crows, a charm of goldfinch, a wisp of snipe, a covey of partridge, a desert of lapwings, an exaltation of skylarks, a parliament of owls, a murmuration of starlings and a herd of wrens are some of the wonderful collective nouns for many of the bird species that will be counted on farmland across the UK during the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count next month.

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  • Nottingham Farmers urged to prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Nottingham Farmers urged to prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 30th January at Hall Farm, Linby, Notts. 

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  • Call for voluntary restraint on large scale hare culls

    Call for voluntary restraint on large scale hare culls

    A new joint initiative aimed at suspending large-scale culls of mountain hares has been launched today.

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  • Learn your birds and prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Learn your birds and prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 28th January at Bank House Farm, Rawclifffe Bridge near Goole.

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  • Farmers urged to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Farmers urged to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging Scottish farmers to take part in a nationwide survey of our farmland birds and to boost its success has arranged a series of bird identification days.

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  • Farming industry unites to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Farming industry unites to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The launch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count got off to a remarkable start this week, when all the GWCT’s key partner organisations plus local farmers spent the day on the GWCT’s first bird identification day on the award-winning LEAF demonstration farm of Patrick Barker in Suffolk.

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  • Gourmet game dinner raises over £15,000 for the GWCT

    Gourmet game dinner raises over £15,000 for the GWCT

    The Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has raised over £15,000 for the charity at its annual Gourmet Game Dinner.

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  • Save that date for the birds!

    Save that date for the birds!

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has announced that its second Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) will take place between 7th and 15th February 2015. This leading UK research charity is asking farmers, landowners, birdwatchers and gamekeepers to spend 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the firm this coming winter.

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  • Farmland and wildlife get major boost from new Defra-funded research

    Farmland and wildlife get major boost from new Defra-funded research

    Efforts to increase farm productivity while supporting wildlife and the environment have been given a boost through the launch of a substantial £4.5 million Defra-funded research initiative that will bring together expertise from across the farming industry and research community in England and Wales in order to ensure a more sustainable farming sector in the future.

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