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  • Farm charity benefits from wildlife research in Somerset

    Farm charity benefits from wildlife research in Somerset

    The Somerset branch of the UK's leading wildlife charity has raised almost £1,000 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), a charity dedicated to supporting farm-workers and their families through difficult times.

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  • Your chance to find out what the RSPB think about shooting

    Your chance to find out what the RSPB think about shooting

    Heather burning, the hen harrier debate, the RSPB’s views on shooting, predator control and whether game management is the key to wildlife recovery are just some of the current topical issues that GWCT members and countryside enthusiasts will be debating at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s annual Members’ Conference on Wednesday 29th October at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

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  • Raising a glass – and £15K – to wildlife

    Raising a glass – and £15K – to wildlife

    An exclusive wine tasting and auction held at the Caledonian Club in London has raised more than £15,000 for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Launching tomorrow’s Olympian Shots

    Launching tomorrow’s Olympian Shots

    Peter Wilson, Olympic gold medal winner, first tested out his clay shooting skills on a Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s young shots course when he was just 14 years of age and since then, the career of this world class shooting champion has gone from strength to strength.

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  • Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving for Wildlife

    Christmas Gifts That Keep Giving for Wildlife

    Buying a Christmas gift for the countryside man or woman that seems to have everything is one of those eternal wrangles that many of us face each year

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  • Grey partridge fight back in Wessex

    Grey partridge fight back in Wessex

    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.

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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 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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  • On course to save a bird on the edge

    On course to save a bird on the edge

    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.

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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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