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  • A great grouse helps launch the 10th annual GWCT Schools Art Competition

    A great grouse helps launch the 10th annual GWCT Schools Art Competition

    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.

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  • 10,000 signatures as support grows for ‘the Defra plan’

    10,000 signatures as support grows for ‘the Defra plan’

    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.

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  • Raising our game in a challenging world

    Raising our game in a challenging world

    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. 

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  • A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    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.

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  • Grouse chicks hatch earlier as temperatures increase

    Grouse chicks hatch earlier as temperatures increase

    Researchers at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scotland have recorded the earliest ever hatch of a red grouse on its core count sites.

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  • Call for action for our resident woodcock

    Call for action for our resident woodcock

    Bird watchers could play a vital role in the conservation of one of our most secretive and elusive birds, by volunteering to go out counting woodcock during the summer months when the males are performing their enigmatic roding activity at dusk to attract receptive females.

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  • Taking care of our resident woodcock

    Taking care of our resident woodcock

    From the list of quarry species that the shooting community hold most dear, woodcock must be top of the list. Showing concern for its status, investing in research carried out by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, and willingly getting involved in projects that can help to conserve the bird, all go to prove that the elusive woodcock is a much treasured and prized species.

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  • Teresa Dent joins the Board of Natural England

    Teresa Dent joins the Board of Natural England

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is delighted to announce that Teresa Dent, its Chief Executive has been appointed to the Board of Natural England. 

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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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  • Scone Palace in the game with Queen's Baton Relay

    Scone Palace in the game with Queen's Baton Relay

    It’s top marks for Commonwealth Games athlete and local Perth teenager Stephen Milne as he dived  into Scone Palace today (Tuesday 27 May 2014) to promote the Queen’s Baton’s landmark visit to the GWCT Scottish Game Fair in July.

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