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Latest News

  • Amateur photographers show their talent for capturing wildlife

    Amateur photographers show their talent for capturing wildlife

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual Julian Gardner Award photography competition. Shaun Barrow of Barnstaple in Devon has won the adult category for his dramatic picture of a cuckoo, while Mairi Eyres of Llangedwyn, Powys captured a delicate image of a beetle and has been named the winner of the 16-and-under category.

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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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  • A Cotswold farmer gives that extra 17% for conservation

    A Cotswold farmer gives that extra 17% for conservation

    Richard Benyon, the renowned wildlife-friendly Berkshire MP, who was awarded the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s prestigious 2013 Cotswold Grey Partridge Trophy for the miles of wildlife habitats that he has created for this rare bird, recently passed on the baton to the latest winner of this coveted prize.

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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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  • Young Shooters Days to introduce a new generation to conservation this summer

    Young Shooters Days to introduce a new generation to conservation this summer

    Aspiring young countryside enthusiasts can look forward to their summer holidays this year as leading research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is running a number of inspiring Young Shooters Day at locations across the country over the next few months.

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  • A licensing premise?

    A licensing premise?

    The GWCT wholly endorses the RSPB’s announcement that they want both sustainable grouse moors and swift delivery of the Defra-led Hen Harrier Joint Recovery Plan.

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  • Science shows we need to be brave for the environment

    Science shows we need to be brave for the environment

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) received considerable praise this week from the Secretary of State for the Environment Owen Paterson MP, who toured the GWCT’s Allerton Project Research Farm in Loddington, Leicestershire, where research, conservation and practical farming go hand in hand.

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  • DATES FOR THE DIARY: GWCT Yorkshire Bonanza Dog Day

    DATES FOR THE DIARY: GWCT Yorkshire Bonanza Dog Day

    On Sunday 21st September 2014 a Bonanza Dog Day in aid of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in association with Help for Heroes is taking place at Marfield Fields, Masham, North Yorkshire. The day will include 8 classes; the waggiest tail, dog most like its owner, best puppy, best young handler, scruffiest, best fancy dress, best “6” legs and a dog the judge would most like to take home.

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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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  • Does the CAP fit the environment?

    Does the CAP fit the environment?

    The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) – who have been at the sharp-end of developing innovative and well proven techniques for restoring farmland wildlife such as conservation headlands, beetle banks and wild flower seed mixes, were in an upbeat mood about the new ‘greening’ measures announced by Defra this week.

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