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Latest News

  • Pesticides have a greater impact on invertebrates than climate change, new study reports

    Pesticides have a greater impact on invertebrates than climate change, new study reports

    A new study by the GWCT, with support from Natural England, has identified that the use of pesticides on cereal fields could be having a greater impact than previously thought and that this impact may increase in the face of climate change. The study, using over 40 years of data collected on farmland on the Sussex Downs, considers the effect on arable insects and spiders of factors including changes in extreme weather events and pesticide use.

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  • GWCT welcomes the launch of SNH’s Moorland Review

    GWCT welcomes the launch of SNH’s Moorland Review

    GWCT Director Scotland Dr Adam Smith welcomed the launch of a Moorland Review undertaken by a sub-group of SNH’s Scientific Advisory Committee.

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  • Yorkshire estate offers bright hope for a grey future

    Yorkshire estate offers bright hope for a grey future

    The once-common wild grey partridge has been in steep decline over the past four decades. Although it is one of the UK’s most iconic farmland bird species, 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.

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  • Essential rat control for Scottish gamekeepers course

    Essential rat control for Scottish gamekeepers course

    The GWCT and the Scottish Gamekeepers Association will be jointly staging two Rat Control for Gamekeepers courses in September to allow their members to become fully qualified to continue using professional rodenticides.

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  • GWCT launches new school art competition

    GWCT launches new school art competition

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is appealing to school pupils across the Perth and Kinross region to get busy with their paintbrushes and pencils – or indeed any other medium – and enter the annual GWCT schools art competition.

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  • New course allows gamekeepers to continue using rodenticides

    New course allows gamekeepers to continue using rodenticides

    A new one-day course will allow gamekeepers to go on controlling rats using professional rodenticides after a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) deadline of 1 July 2016.

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  • Study shows bee-friendly crops create a hungry gap for rarer bees

    Study shows bee-friendly crops create a hungry gap for rarer bees

    A new study published in Biological Conservation identifies that we need to rethink the type of special flowering crops that we grow to help our ailing bee populations.

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  • Charity clay shoot raises £80,000 for soldiers and wildlife

    Charity clay shoot raises £80,000 for soldiers and wildlife

    A two-day clay shoot held at Warter Priory Estate in Yorkshire in June has raised over £80,000 to be split between the two organising charities, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Eco-design for European farming triumphs at Awards

    Eco-design for European farming triumphs at Awards

    A unique partnership between an environmental research charity, an industry forum and a multi-national corporation has solved a major waste recycling problem for European agriculture. In recognition of this simple but extremely effective innovation the group was presented with a prestigious Environmental Leadership Award from the Chemical Industries Association last week.

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  • Uniting nations for a green and pleasant land

    Uniting nations for a green and pleasant land

    The way we manage the land is changing. A new report highlights a way which is better for wildlife, crop production, soil and water, as well as people.

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