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11 October 2021
A new study, part-funded by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, has found that modification of river habitat by Eurasian beavers helps fish in small upland streams. The project was led by the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the GWCT, Salmon and Trout Conservation, and NatureScot.
11 October 2021
Dr Francis Buner, Senior Conservation Scientist, along with Megan and research assistant Jodie Case, will be on hand at the 2021 National Hedgelaying Championship in Hampshire on 23 October to explain the benefits of good hedgerow management for small game, owls and other farmland biodiversity.
06 October 2021
Sir Jim Paice, Chairman of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), has called on people who care about the British countryside to help the charity challenge misinformation and ensure that policy decisions are based on science.
29 September 2021
The latest Savills and GWCT game and conservation benchmarking survey shows that Covid hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for fieldsports, with 80% of shoot owners expressing optimism for this season – the highest in three years.
27 September 2021
As part of her visit to the GWCT Scottish Game Fair sponsored by NFU Mutual at Scone Palace, Perthshire, on Friday 24 September, HRH The Princess Royal was given a tour of the central Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust exhibit.
16 September 2021
Aspiring conservationist and former GWCT placement student Elizabeth Fitzpatrick has been appointed to the Youth Advisory Council of the British Trust for Ornithology, utilising her passion and practical experience to inspire the next generation of birdwatchers.
26 August 2021
While unseasonal weather has played havoc with this year’s harvest, we should also stop to think of its impact on wildlife, according to experts at the GWCT. The grey partridge, known by conservationists as the ‘barometer of the countryside’, is one species likely to be affected by a dry spring and a dull, wet July and August.
09 August 2021
Now there is a chance to safeguard the British countryside by Walking for Wildlife – a sponsored walk, any route, any distance, during September, in aid of the vital research carried out by the GWCT.
05 August 2021
The annual Fisheries Research Review shows signs of hope for the long-term future of salmon in the Dorset river. Time will tell how many of these fish return to the river from the North Atlantic in 2021 and 2022, but experts say signs are as positive as they have been for some time.
04 August 2021
Wednesday 4 August is International Owl Awareness Day. Barn owls are amongst the most enigmatic and beloved of British birds, and scientists at the Owl Box Initiative are trying to understand them better.