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Latest News

  • Call for voluntary restraint on large scale hare culls

    Call for voluntary restraint on large scale hare culls

    A new joint initiative aimed at suspending large-scale culls of mountain hares has been launched today.

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  • Learn your birds and prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Learn your birds and prepare for the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is giving farmers an opportunity of learning how to identify the everyday birds that live on their farms by attending a farmland bird ID day on the 28th January at Bank House Farm, Rawclifffe Bridge near Goole.

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  • Farmers urged to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Farmers urged to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is urging Scottish farmers to take part in a nationwide survey of our farmland birds and to boost its success has arranged a series of bird identification days.

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  • Farming industry unites to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    Farming industry unites to support the 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count

    The launch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s 2015 Big Farmland Bird Count got off to a remarkable start this week, when all the GWCT’s key partner organisations plus local farmers spent the day on the GWCT’s first bird identification day on the award-winning LEAF demonstration farm of Patrick Barker in Suffolk.

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  • Gourmet game dinner raises over £15,000 for the GWCT

    Gourmet game dinner raises over £15,000 for the GWCT

    The Bristol and North Somerset branch of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has raised over £15,000 for the charity at its annual Gourmet Game Dinner.

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  • Oxfordshire shoot raffle aims to raise fabulous sums for charity

    Oxfordshire shoot raffle aims to raise fabulous sums for charity

    Charities across Oxfordshire are set to benefit from an exclusive raffle being run by one of the UK's leading wildlife research charities.

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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 (BFBC) 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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  • Farmland and wildlife get major boost from new Defra-funded research

    Farmland and wildlife get major boost from new Defra-funded research

    Efforts to increase farm productivity while supporting wildlife and the environment have been given a boost through the launch of a substantial £4.5 million Defra-funded research initiative that will bring together expertise from across the farming industry and research community in England and Wales in order to ensure a more sustainable farming sector in the future.

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  • Where have all the waders gone?

    Where have all the waders gone?

    A study published in the Welsh Ornithological Society’s journal Birds in Wales, highlights the fragility of some bird populations on the Berwyn Special Protection Area (SPA) in North Wales and identifies the tragic loss of lapwing from the sample plots as well as a massive reduction of other important waders such as golden plover and curlew.

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  • Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    Perth & Kinross young artists are top drawer

    The AK Bell Library in Perth was the perfect surroundings for the official prize-giving for the tenth annual Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools’ Art Competition.

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