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Latest News

  • Seventeen per cent of Cotswold farm devoted to wildlife

    Seventeen per cent of Cotswold farm devoted to wildlife

    An organic farmer in the Cotswolds is leading the charge in helping two extremely rare birds by devoting an impressive 17 per cent of his fields to wildlife.

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  • Kent clay shoot raises £60,000 for charity

    Kent clay shoot raises £60,000 for charity

    A clay shoot in Sevenoaks, Kent has raised £60,000 to be shared between two charities: Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and leading wildlife research charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy’ smiles on wildlife research in Suffolk

    Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy’ smiles on wildlife research in Suffolk

    Nearly 400 years after his death, William Shakespeare is coming to the aid of the UK's leading wildlife research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The charity is to benefit from an open-air production of 'The Comedy of Errors' by the Castle Theatre Company at Glemham Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk on Sunday 5 July, with the proceeds going towards funding groundbreaking conservation science research.

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  • Who ate the grain?

    Who ate the grain?

    It is now widely recognised that game and other struggling farmland birds have a better chance of survival when over-winter supplementary grain is provided to sustain them over the leanest times of the year. But until now there has been no systematic research on how much of this costly, but life-saving food is wasted on rats and other undesirable pests.

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  • UK partridges provide the blueprint to save EU wildlife

    UK partridges provide the blueprint to save EU wildlife

    According to a comprehensive new report on Europe’s wildlife and natural habitats, one in three European birds are now endangered, with once common species such as turtle doves, corn bunting and grey partridge plunging to an all-time low.

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  • Tickets please for sporting prize of a lifetime

    Tickets please for sporting prize of a lifetime

    Past winners of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s annual Grand Grouse Draw have waxed lyrical of their amazing prize – not quite believing they have won the opportunity to experience one of the UK’s top sporting challenges. The GWCT is now giving you the chance to win a thrilling day’s driven grouse shooting for eight guns at Horseupcleugh grouse moor in the Lammermuir Hills during the 2016 season.

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  • Hedges, edges and woodland feed the bees’ needs

    Hedges, edges and woodland feed the bees’ needs

    A new study published in the science journal Biological Conservation identified that double the amount of uncultivated land currently being devoted to bees and other pollinators on farmland needs to be created to boost declining insects such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

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  • Light at the end of a very grey tale!

    Light at the end of a very grey tale!

    Researchers at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), who are studying wild grey partridges – one of our fastest declining farmland birds – are hoping for a warm summer this year to repeat the breeding success of 2014, which saw an encouraging 18 per cent increase in grey partridges.

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  • Borders date for essential training course

    Borders date for essential training course

    Wildlife managers are being urged to attend a training course at Yetholm, near Kelso on Thursday 23 April to bring them up to date on tunnel trapping.

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  • Birds flock to farmland this winter in a million acre count

    Birds flock to farmland this winter in a million acre count

    An army of farmers, gamekeepers and land managers looking after nearly one million acres of farmland turned out in their droves this winter to count their birds in the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s second Big Farmland Bird Count, which ran between 7 – 15th February.

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