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11 November 2014
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is urging shoots across the country to get involved in their 2014/15 shoot sweepstake scheme to help raise funds for their vital game and wildlife research.
10 November 2014
This is now your chance to win a day’s driven grouse shooting for nine guns during the 2015 season on Clune and Corrybrough Estate in the majestic Monadhliath Mountains of Inverness-shire. The prize also includes bed and breakfast for one night at The Steadings at The Grouse and Trout, with lunch and tea on the day.
05 November 2014
The past few years have seen ever increasing complexity in the licensing and legal regulations governing predator control techniques, throwing up new questions and creating grey areas. To address this, our best practice courses seek to ensure that predator control is carried out according to all the relevant legal requirements and best practice codes.
01 October 2014
The past four years have been challenging for an inspiring wild bird restoration project on the Rotherfield Park Estate in Hampshire, where researchers from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, working in collaboration with estate staff have been battling to save one of our most threatened farmland birds, the wild grey partridge.
16 September 2014
Over the past forty years, the wild grey partridge - one of Britain's most iconic farmland bird species - has been in rapid decline. Grey partridge numbers have plummeted by more than 80% and, tragically, because of habitat loss and a reduction in essential chick food insects, they have become locally extinct in many areas of the country.
11 September 2014
A giant black grouse caused a flap at St Madoes Primary School on Thursday (11 September) when it arrived to help launch the 10th annual GWCT Schools Art Competition.
11 September 2014
Efforts to secure a more promising future for hen harriers in England moved a little closer this week as an e- petition calling for Defra to publish its Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan achieved more than 10,000 signatures. This means that Defra is now obliged to respond in writing about their response.
10 September 2014
GWCT research is becoming a beacon of light in an increasingly challenging environment for game and wildlife. As wildlife populations continue to decline, is there too much talk and not enough action? The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust will be posing this question at its 2014 Members’ Conference on the 29th October 2014.
13 August 2014
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. Read more
08 August 2014
Researchers at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scotland have recorded the earliest ever hatch of a red grouse on its core count sites.