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Latest News

  • Valley farmers set forth to save the lapwing

    Valley farmers set forth to save the lapwing

    A 1.25 MILLION Euro EU Life+ funded project will help farmers in the Avon Valley between Salisbury and Christchurch reverse the fortunes of the iconic and much revered lapwing, which has suffered a dramatic decline over the past 20 years. The species is red-listed as a bird of conservation concern in the UK and conservationists believe that as well as habitat loss, predation of nests by foxes and crows is a major factor limiting lapwing recovery.

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  • Insects feel the winds of change

    Insects feel the winds of change

    The appearance of new insect species, particularly grasshoppers and crickets on the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Allerton Project research farm in Leicestershire indicates that climate change is having an impact on wildlife, according to the Trust’s researchers.

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  • A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    A wealth of advice for keepers at innovative Leicestershire farm

    Places are still available on the part-time keepers' course run by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in Leicestershire this September. The course will be held over the weekend of Friday 19 - Sunday 21 September at the GWCT's Allerton Project farm at Loddington and will be run by highly experienced GWCT advisors Mike Swan and Roger Draycott.

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  • Grouse chicks hatch earlier as temperatures increase

    Grouse chicks hatch earlier as temperatures increase

    Researchers at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scotland have recorded the earliest ever hatch of a red grouse on its core count sites.

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  • Call for action for our resident woodcock

    Call for action for our resident woodcock

    Bird watchers could play a vital role in the conservation of one of our most secretive and elusive birds, by volunteering to go out counting woodcock during the summer months when the males are performing their enigmatic roding activity at dusk to attract receptive females.

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  • Sir Max Hastings to turn ‘Catastrophe’ into triumph for wildlife research

    Sir Max Hastings to turn ‘Catastrophe’ into triumph for wildlife research

    This October the best-selling historian and journalist Sir Max Hastings is to give a talk on the outbreak of the First World War, with the proceeds going to the UK's leading wildlife research charity, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT).

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  • 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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