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Latest News

  • 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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  • GWCT provide bird-ringing training in India

    GWCT provide bird-ringing training in India

    A collaboration between the GWCT and the Wildlife Department of Himachal Pradesh saw our very own Dr Francis Buner visiting the Great Himalayan National Park in India at the end of October to run a two-week bird-ringing training course.

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  • Spotlight on record-breaking woodcock flights in west Wales

    Spotlight on record-breaking woodcock flights in west Wales

    They have been widely featured on the BBC programme Springwatch as well as the BBC’s One Show. Now the secret life of the elusive woodcock is being revealed in west Wales by one of the world’s leading authorities on woodcock ecology, Dr Andrew Hoodless on Friday 15th November at the Abercothi Estate in Carmarthen.

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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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  • Giving brown hares the common touch

    Giving brown hares the common touch

    The ferocious bouts of mad March hares boxing are traditionally seen as one of the first harbingers of spring, but according to research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), this bizarre courtship ritual is becoming an increasingly rare sight in many parts of the country.

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  • Charles Coles, OBE – lifelong ambassador of game conservation

    Charles Coles, OBE – lifelong ambassador of game conservation

    Charles Coles OBE, VRD and former Director General of the Game Conservancy Trust (now the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust) has died aged 96.

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  • Hot summer makes it a record-breaker for rare black grouse chicks

    Hot summer makes it a record-breaker for rare black grouse chicks

    Scientists from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, who have been monitoring the highs and lows of black grouse breeding in England for the past 25 years, were jubilant as they discovered record-breaking breeding productivity this summer.

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  • Joining forces to restore the River Welland

    Joining forces to restore the River Welland

    A £3 million river restoration project on the River Welland, which runs from Sibbertoft to the Wash Estuary has inspired the formation of a unique partnership comprising businesses, local communities, government agencies and third-sector bodies, who have joined forces to improve the River Welland for fresh water, people and wildlife.

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  • Trust calls for training and vigilance

    Trust calls for training and vigilance

    Building on the success of training courses so far, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging all those who use snares for agricultural and wildlife management to be fully trained and be in possession of the required certificate and user ID number before 1st April 2013.

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